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Modern Medicine: Advancements in Cataract Surgery

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Panama City, Fla. -

New advancements in cataract surgery are allowing doctors to restore clear vision to patients.

The ORA system is now available at The Eye Center of North Florida. It helps doctors analyze the effectiveness of the lens used during cataract surgery.

Dr. Bret Fisher says, "It takes measurements of the eye before we put the lens implant in and afterwards to see how we're doing in terms of appropriate power of lens."

Dr. Fisher says it's a laser based system. The ORA works with a special camera that looks through the surgical microscope and takes measurements of the eye.

Dr. Paul Garland explains that "we do measurements in the clinic, but we are still measuring through the cataract.  Now we have our pre-op measurements that we compare to our intraoperative."

This helps doctors determine if they use the implant that was originally planned or if adjustments should be made.

"Now being able to measure right at the time of surgery it allows us in many patients to avoid having to make adjustments later. We can get them the results they're looking for immediately and do it very, very accurately," Dr. Fisher explains.

Doctors say cataract surgery is quick, painless, and patients can often see better immediately.