The lens of the eye becomes cloudy in some patients due to aging, diabetes and other medical conditions. The clouding lens which is known as a cataract can result in diminished vision which impacts an individual’s activities of daily living such as reading, driving or enjoying television. When this occurs, it is recommended to replace the lens. The characteristics of the replacement lens are key to long-term outcomes, and advancements in medical technologies now offer cataract patients more precision when choosing the replacement lenses. Optiwave refractive analysis, or ORA, is an innovative solution for enhancing patient satisfaction with cataract surgery.
Surgical treatment of cataracts requires that the clouded natural lens of the eye be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant, or IOL. The IOL needs to conform to the patient’s natural eye, as well as work for vision purposes. Determining the appropriate measurements for lens implants is complex, and surgeons welcome any tools that simplify the process while improving accuracy and precision.
ORA Improves IOL Selection
ORA is a technology that is used during cataract surgery to provide Dr. Aizuss with an array of precise measurements that he integrates into the procedure. When the ORA device is connected to a surgical microscope, it scans the eye, takes measurements and performs multiple calculations without ever touching the eye directly. The process takes only seconds. Dr. Aizuss uses the information as a foundation for his surgical planning, such as placement of the IOL, the power of the implant and other factors that are key to achieving the desired results.
Patient Benefits of ORA Technology
ORA technology improves the accuracy of the IOL calculations that are associated with cataract surgery, and it also enhances patient satisfaction by helping to ensure use of the correct power implant for a given patient. Post-surgical vision is usually excellent on a patient in whom we use the ORA device during the surgery.
Learn More About ORA for Cataract Surgery. Contact Dr. David Aizuss
To learn more about ORA for cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, LASIK laser vision correction and our other services, contact Dr. David Aizuss. You can contact our Encino office directly at (818) 907-1038 and our West Hills office at (818) 346-8118.