In the ongoing and never-ending effort to continually improve our patients’ quality of life, Matossian Eye Associates’ eye doctor team has been tirelessly studying advances in cataract surgery procedures that offer better outcomes and smoother recoveries than their predecessors. While it’s a bit of a clichéd statement, in this particular case it’s really true – these advancements in the area of cataract technology are not your grandma’s cataract surgery.
Indeed, gone are the days of lengthy, uncomfortable recovery periods in which patients’ heads needed to be stabilized, nor do they need to take weeks or months off of work or avoid favorite pastimes. The truth is, over the past 20 to 30 years, eye surgeons have witnessed a virtual evolution in the world of cataract surgery.
Of all the trends the Matossian eye doctor team has analyzed in this area, a few stand out and are definitely worth mentioning:
- Shorter procedures (just a few minutes for each eye) and faster recovery times (most patients return to normal activities within days of their procedure)
- Improvements in intraocular lens technology, particularly multifocal and extended-depth-of-focus options
- Further adoption and refinement of “dropless” surgery strategies
Matossian Eye Associates: Improving the Here and Now
Right now, there are a number of methods our doctors are utilizing in advanced cataract procedures, offering the latest in tech to customize procedure calculations for each eye to maximize visual outcomes.
Matossian Eye Associates surgeons employ a combination of the OPD III device to measure and diagnose your corneal spherical aberration and total corneal astigmatism in a much more thorough way than has ever been possible before. With these measurements, our experts are able to match a lens implant to your eye as accurately as possible, based on your individual needs.
ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) system technology is an advanced device providing real-time feedback and eye measurements during the cataract procedure, which give your eye surgeon data to optimize decision-making for vision correction during the procedure.
Beyond these, our eye surgeon team has adopted OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography), a technology similar to ultrasound measurements of the eye. The OCT allows our surgeon to detect subtle retinal changes that cannot be seen when assessing the retina with the naked eye.
What does all this mean for Matossian Eye Associates patients? These technologies provide a new level of precision that may improve visual outcomes. Book your cataract evaluation with us online or via phone – (800) 708-8800 – and discover all the latest advances being made in cataract surgery.