Cataract Technology

Expert Guidance During Cataract Surgery: ORA™ System

Prior to your cataract surgery, your doctor will make a recommendation for the best type of Intraocular Lens (IOL) to implant in your eye as well as the power of the lens. This recommendation is based on preoperative measurements of your eye and your vision goals.

However, the surgical process can alter these measurements slightly, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact power necessary to produce the very best vision results…until now.

At Clavenna Vision Institute we incorporate Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) technology to provide real-time intraoperative measurements of your refractive error after the cloudy lens is removed – during surgery – so we can adjust the IOL power if necessary. The ORA system takes a Wavefront analysis of the eye after the cataract has been removed to calculate the proper IOL. Prior to the ORA System, surgeons have been unable to assess the quality of vision during the procedure and would have to wait until weeks after the procedure to determine the accuracy of the results. The ORA System measures the eye’s focusing power during cataract surgery so the surgeon knows the results instantly.

Benefits of the ORA System

With the ORA System, your Birmingham, MI, cataract doctor can assess your eyes on-the-spot to:

  • Measure the true refractive power of your eye
  • Choose the IOL power that will provide a better visual outcome
  • Completely tailor your procedure
  • Reduce the need for follow-up surgeries

ORA technology is especially helpful for patients who have astigmatism and cataract patients with previous LASIK surgery. Patients are often amazed at how quickly their vision is restored.

To find out if cataract surgery with ORA in Birmingham, Michigan is right for you, contact us today to schedule a cataract consultation.