The custom cataract approach gives the patient the opportunity to obtain better quality vision than basic cataract surgery. This approach can minimize the need for prescription eyeglasses for distance vision after surgery. This particular type of surgery requires an extensive pre-surgery examination that helps the surgeon to determine how to address specific conditions such as astigmatism.
Most patients have some degree of astigmatism. Many patients know that they have astigmatism, but they are unsure of what that means. Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus. There are different types of astigmatism, and the irregularity can occur in the cornea as well as the lens. Custom cataract surgery is often highly recommended for patients with astigmatism because a special lens is used in the surgery that corrects for the irregularity.
The Cleveland Eye Clinic doctors use ORA during custom cataract surgery. ORA is a device used in the surgery room that acts like a gps for the surgeon. ORA improves the precision of the selection and positioning of the lens. Click here to learn more about ORA®.
Custom Cataract Surgery with the ORA System®
The Cleveland Eye Clinic doctors use a laser in their custom cataract surgery procedures. The catalys laser cataract system makes the procedure more precise and customized, yielding better visual outcomes. Click here to learn more about laser cataract surgery