What is a Cataract?
A cataract affects the eye’s natural lens; when we are born the natural eye lens accommodates microscopically allow us to see at near, distance and intermediate. As we being to age in life, the eyes lens slowly stops its movement, and *presbyopia occurs first, then the cataract is formed; this may take up to 15 years to fully develop.
How is a Cataract treated?
Early stages of cataracts may be treated with new *progressive, *anti-glare glasses, being in well-lit areas may help. As the cataract begins to mature and the vision starts to decline, eyeglasses will no longer improve vision, cataract surgery is required.
Precision Cataract Surgery is laser technology referred to as “Femtosecond Laser.” Surgeon Brian M. Brown, M.D., offered this treatment to his patients in 2012, making him the first surgeon in Downey, CA., and among the first surgeons in Southern California.
The Femtosecond Laser applies laser energy in an extremely short time-frame, one trillionth of a second eliminating significant heat; therefore it is a “Cool” laser. The laser-guided by an advanced imaging system known as *OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) creates a precise incision without the use of a blade performed by hand. The laser is also used to make corneal incisions to reduce and in some cases eliminate *astigmatism.
The ORA™ System, Now Featuring
VerifEye+ ™ Technology
Guidance and verification for cataract refractive surgery
- Continuous assessment of your patient’s eye throughout the procedure
- IOL sphere, cylinder and alignment suggestions
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