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Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Top Innovations Available in Cataract Technology

August 21st, 2017

cataract technology

Cataracts are a natural part of aging and will affect most people at some point in their lives. A cataract forms when the lens becomes cloudy and your vision is impacted. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with cataracts.

And cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed by eye surgeons. It is a fairly safe procedure and technological advances in cataract surgery continue to improve patient outcomes.

Let’s look at a couple of the newest innovations available in cataract surgery.

The Femtosecond laser

In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon would perform the incision using a blade. Thanks to blade-free technology, surgeons can now use a laser to make the incision which greatly improves recovery time and reduces the risk of complications.

The Femtosecond laser improves the surgeon’s precision and control during cataract surgery. It also gives patients a more accurate outcome and takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

Multifocal intraocular lens implants (IOLs)

With previous cataract technology, patients only had the option of a standard lens that would correct distance vision alone. For farsightedness, patients had to rely on reading glasses. As a result, patients were often unhappy with the results of their cataract surgery.

In recent years, the FDA has approved advanced technology IOLs for cataracts patients. These new and improved IOLs allow patients to have improved vision at multiple distances after surgery. Now, patients will have improved vision at a distance and up close.

Conclusion

These recent innovations in cataract technology can improve the quality of your vision, minimize your healing time prior to surgery, and offer you a better quality of life.

When you are looking for a cataract surgeon, there are many things you should consider. One of the things you should consider is whether that surgeon will be able to offer you the most current technology available in cataract surgery.

Dr. Feinerman is a leader in laser cataract surgery. He was the first surgeon in Orange County to perform Crystalens cataract surgery. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Feinerman today.

3 Ways LASIK Technology Has Changed over the Past 20 Years

August 10th, 2017

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LASIK surgery is not a new procedure by any means — it was first developed and modified for ophthalmic use in the 1980’s. Although it was given formal FDA approval in the late 90’s, there were some surgeries performed as early as 1995.

LASIK technology has only continued to advance since then. Laser developers have worked hand-in-hand with surgeons to continue to improve the quality of LASIK and develop new and innovative techniques in the field of laser vision correction.

Here are three ways LASIK technology has changed in the past 20 years:

 

  • Blade-free LASIK

 

When you undergo LASIK surgery, your surgeon will create a flap in your cornea and the actual treatment is done underneath this flap. Traditionally, the flap was created with a metal blade called a microkeratome.

Although rare, complications did occur as a result of the microkeratome. Plus, it greatly increased the discomfort of many patients.   

Now, surgeons can create the corneal flap without the use of a blade. Instead, they use something called the femtosecond laser. This blade-free technology lowers the risk of complications and improves patient recovery time.

Dr. Fienerman is proud to be able to offer blade-free LASIK surgery to all of his patients who are eligible.

 

  • Eye trackers

 

When the earliest LASIK surgeries were performed, patients had to fix their eyes on the light in order to center the treatment. Current LASIK technology now offers something called eye trackers.

The most current lasers have advanced eye tracking systems that continually track the patient’s eye movements throughout the procedure and adjust the laser accordingly.

Both eye trackers and blade-free incisions have helped to lower the number of complications during LASIK.

 

  • Custom LASIK

 

Custom LASIK doesn’t merely adjust your prescription, it also addresses something called “higher order aberrations”. By addressing higher order aberrations many patients find that their night vision greatly improves after custom LASIK.

Custom LASIK uses wavefront technology to diagnose and correct the specific things that are causing your night vision problems. The procedure is customized to the specific needs of your eyes. Because of this, most patients see a greater improvement in their vision than they would have received from traditional LASIK.

As we discussed in this blog post when you are choosing a LASIK facility you want to look for one that uses the most current technology. At Feinerman Vision, we offer the most advanced technology in LASIK surgery. Schedule your LASIK consultation with Dr. Feinerman today.

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