We use the Alcon LenSx femtosecond sytem in concert with the Verion preoperative planning device. The LenSx is state of the art in femtosecond technology and features a low pressure docking system for enhanced patient comfort during the procedure. It quickly performs the laser steps in under 1 minute in most patients.
Verion is measuring system that calculates corneal curvature and assists the surgeon in lens implant selection and astigmatism reduction. It is used first in the office prior to the planned surgical date. It is used as an adjunct to other technology to further refine outcomes. It also has an intraoperative device that helps to confirm precise alignment and positioning of the lens implant.
Numerous lens implant (IOL) options have been developed that can help reduce dependency upon glasses after cataract surgery. From bifocal and trifocal correction to monofocal lenses, there are many options available. Generally, these are tailored to the patient based on the overall health of the eyes, the underlying degrees of astigmatism and the goals of the patient.
Among the bifocal and new Panoptix trifocal we use include the Alcon acrysof multifocal IOL, the AMO Technis multifocal and the Bausch & Lomb Crystalens. For toric IOL’s we use the Alcon acrysof toric series. Monofocal IOLs have numerous options some of which control spherical aberration and are customized again on patient factors.
Monovision remains an effective alternative for many patients as well, using different IOL powers in each eye to allow one to see at distance and the other to see at intermediate or near depending upon patient preference. This blending of vision can be very effective for many patients.