By now, you may have heard about customized cataract procedures designed to correct conditions such as astigmatism and presbyopia during your cataract procedure. The ORA™ System is one of the technologies your doctor will use to tailor your cataract procedure to your unique eye. Basic cataract surgery is generally a safe and common procedure1 that removes your cloudy lens but does not address any other visual disorders. To ensure best-case results after basic cataract surgery, you may need follow-up visits and glasses to correct visual disorders like astigmatism — potentially delaying improvements to your vision. Like a GPS, the ORA™ System helps your doctor navigate your unique eye during surgery. This provides your doctor with the real-time guidance they need for more satisfactory results before you leave the operating room.
- How does the ORA™ System work?
The ORA™ System assesses your eye during cataract surgery, much like a GPS system tracks your progress on the road. With this data, your doctor can make real-time adjustments to arrive at a better result.
- How will customized cataract surgery enhance my outcomes?
During a customized procedure, your doctor can use the ORA™ System to analyze the state of your eye during the procedure to confirm your vision correction needs. This differs from basic cataract surgery, where visual disorders are addressed afterward, during follow-up visits.
- Does customized cataract surgery cost more?
While customized procedures are associated with an increased expense compared with basic cataract surgery, the investment may help reduce the need for glasses.