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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery During cataract surgery, we replace your natural lens with a synthetic lens, or IOL. The refractive outcome of cataract surgery is determined by the choice of lens power and the final position of the lens (called effective lens position). While we cannot control the effective lens position completely, we can control the lens power we select to implant. The lens power is chosen based on measurements we take of your eye prior to surgery. More accurate measurements lead to improved surgical outcomes.

To improve our accuracy, we utilize the Lenstar LS900 which has been demonstrated to improve surgical accuracy.

During surgery, we offer our patients another way of confirming the IOL selection is perfectly accurate. The ORA is an additional measurement device that takes measurements of the eye after the cataract has been removed to help us ensure IOL selection accuracy. This technology is especially useful for premium lenses, such as astigmatism-correcting lenses, multifocal lenses, or accommodating lenses.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that is characterized by loss of peripheral vision. This loss of peripheral vision is often so slow and minimal, that early changes are often undetected unless the appropriate evaluation is completed.

To formally test peripheral vision, a visual field test must be completed. During this test, one eye is covered and you are asked to fixate on some central lights. Intermittently, a light flash will be presented in your peripheral vision, to which you will be asked to respond with a remote clicker. Since this test relies on patient participation and attention, it requires intense focus. Lack of attention or loss of interest can lead to inaccurate tests.

We understand the complexity of the test for the patient as well as the importance of the visual field test for our diagnostic and treatment needs. To reduce patient attention and discomfort and to improve the accuracy of testing, we provide our patients their visual field tests through the Haag-Streit Octopus VF machine.

This machine allows tests to be completed in about 2 minutes per eye (as opposed to 5 minutes) and provides clear graphics that we can show our patients to help them understand their disease state and change over time.

Since glaucoma affects the optic nerve, we offer our patients to ways to examine the health of the optic nerve. We provide clear photos of the optic nerve to help our patients understand the disease process and to provide a means for us to compare changes over time. We also provide our patients with an OCT, which measures the health of the nerve fiber layers near the optic nerve. In glaucoma, the loss of nerve fiber layer thickness can occur before we lose our peripheral vision – so this test allows us to take an in-depth look at the nerve fiber layer structure.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the services we offer our patients.