Haik Humble Eye Center brings in latest cataract surgery technology
Haik Humble Eye Center is proud to be the first eye care practice in Northeast Louisiana to offer one of the most recent cataract surgery advances—the Verion Image Guided System. 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.
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.
How the Verion System Works
The system first maps an image with key features of the eye, enabling our doctors to plan the surgical procedure best suited to the patient’s eye specification and vision target. The Verion System captures a high-resolution digital reference image of a patient’s un-dilated eye, mapping out important details and measurements.
This “fingerprint of the eye” allows our surgeons to more efficiently plan and customize each step of the procedure to the patient’s eye. In addition, it provides greater accuracy and precision for the most important steps: the incision as well as positioning and alignment of the IOL, including both toric and multifocal IOLs. The calculations and incision guides are exported to other connected technology in the operating room during surgery. Verion works with the surgical microscope to automatically position incisions and align the artificial lens based on patient data.
Our goal is to always seek the best technology available that will further improve our patients’ visual outcomes. Incorporating digital planning and surgical positioning tools into a cataract surgery platform can increase surgical efficiency. The combination of our doctors’ skill and experience, the most advanced technology, and a wide choice of intraocular lenses offers the most accurate results for our patients with greater consistency.
To learn more about cataract surgery utilizing the Verion Image Guided System, call our main office at 318-325-2610 to schedule an appointment.