ORA – Optiwave Refractive Analysis
During cataract surgery, the natural lens, which has become clouded due to the cataract is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). The type of IOL used during your cataract surgery greatly affects your post-surgery vision. It is also important that this lens is properly placed to maximize your surgical outcomes and receive all of the benefits from your IOL. This is where the ORA™ Optiwave Refractive Analysis comes in!
What Is the ORA™ with VerifEye+ System?
The ORA™ system is a machine that allows your Bellevue cataract surgeon to achieve a level of accuracy during the surgery. While the ORA™ system cannot predict your results with 100% certainty, it allows your surgeon to accurately predict your surgical outcome.
Before your cataract surgery, the ORA™ system can be used to predict if the chosen IOL will provide optimal results for you. Based on this information, your surgeon can make adjustments to the chosen IOL.
The ORA™ system also provides real-time micro-measurements while the cataract surgery is being performed. This guides your surgeon during IOL placement, allowing him/her make adjustments at the most important moments. This leads to an optimal outcome, as your surgeon is able to verify mid-surgery that the IOL is properly placed.
In summary, ORA™ greatly increases your likelihood of cataract surgery success and reduces your dependence on glasses and contact lenses!
How Does The ORA™ System Work?
The ORA™ system actually uses the same technology used during LASIK surgery to provide optimal results. This technology, referred to as WaveFront aberrometry or intraoperative aberrometry, allows your cataract surgeon to evaluate your cornea and refraction real-time to make sure everything is going as it should.
This technology is especially useful for patients who have previously undergone LASIK surgery, those who chose a premium IOL implant, or those with astigmatism. In these patients, predicting the outcomes of cataract surgery can be difficult. With the ORA™ system, the mystery is gone!