Haik Humble Eye Center brings in latest cataract surgery technology
Exclusively at Haik Humble Eye Center, we offer the combination of the precision of the ORA System as well as the planned accuracy of the Verion Alcon duet of advanced technology. The present generation of advanced technologies in cataract surgery is helping to further improve patients’ visual outcomes by bringing custom cataract surgery to a whole new level.
Cataract Signs and Symptoms
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. As a cataract develops, the eye’s natural lens gradually becomes hard and cloudy, allowing less light to pass through, which makes it more difficult to see. Early symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision and needing more light to read, even while wearing glasses. Other common symptoms include difficulty with glare, halos, double vision, difficulty with distance or near vision, and colors looking faded. As symptoms develop and worsen, cataracts may interfere with the ability to perform basic activities, such as driving and reading.
Cataracts are treated by removing the eye’s cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) during a surgical procedure. Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision. There are three primary types of IOLs currently available:
• Monofocal IOLs have one point of focus for distance vision.
• Multifocal IOLs are more advanced—they provide two or more points of focus for near and distance vision and are designed to reduce the need for reading glasses
• Toric IOLs are also advanced technology lenses designed to correct pre-existing astigmatism, a common condition in which the cornea is not perfectly round.
Haik Humble Eye doctors use ORA during custom cataract surgery. ORA is a device used in the surgery room that assess your eye, much like a GPS system. With this data, your doctor can make real-time adjustments to arrive at a better result. During a customized procedure, your doctor can use the ORA System to analyze the state of your eye during the procedure to confirm your vision correction needs. This differs from basic cataract surgery, where visual disorders are addressed afterward, during the follow-up visits.
Verion Image Guided System
The Verion Image Guided System provides advanced eye imaging, mapping and incision guidance technology that allows surgeons to better plan and perform some of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery with automation and a high degree of precision.
Verion is designed to minimize chances for errors by creating a seamless link between data generated at the clinic and the operating room. This helps improve the quality and accuracy of cataract surgery and brings the patients of Haik Humble Eye Center the highest level of cataract surgery care. The Verion technology aims to improve this by using patients’ unique eye data as a reference in the planning and execution of the surgery.