Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013
For the first time in medical history, cataract surgeons have the on-demand ability to measure outcomes, correct astigmatism and verify lens implant calculations in real time during cataract surgery, according to leading eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD who recently introduced Optiwave Refractive Analysis as one the most dramatic breakthrough in intraoperative cataract care in the past two decades.
“Having the ability to measure, refine and affirm our outcomes during the actual surgical process allows us to take cataract surgery to an entirely new level,” said Dr. Martin. “Making real-time surgical course correction with on-demand measurements of the most critical components of cataract care enhances our outcomes and reduces potential post-op complications.”
Modern-day cataract surgery is considered to be one of the most successful and common surgical procedures performed today. Each year, nearly two million men and women undergo cataract surgery to restore their vision. “With the vast number of people in our area having cataract surgery each year, we’re extremely proud to help introduce this innovative technology to patients across Long Island,” said Dr. Martin. “When you combine the benefits of ORA with our new cataract lens implant technology, patients today are experiencing a higher quality of post-operative vision than at any other time in history.”
The ORA is attached to the surgical microscope for on-demand intraoperative measurements of intraocular lens implant (IOL) calculations, ensure proper IOL placement and determine treatment zones for correcting astigmatism. “ORA utilizes intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to enable us to perform custom refractive cataract surgery,” said Dr. Martin. “Our goal with refractive cataract surgery is to reduce or eliminate a cataract patient’s need for prescription eyewear after surgery.”
For more than 50 years, North Shore Eye Care has offered leading edge cataract care for patients across Long Island. “Our efforts have been focused on new technologies that improve surgical outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Martin. “Since my father Sidney Martin, MD founded our practice 50 years ago, we have sought to deploy the most effective technologies that have proven to deliver excellent visual results in patients undergoing refractive cataract surgery. ORA is simply the latest breakthrough in our ongoing pursuit of excellence in eye care.”
North Shore Eye Care is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 50 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962.
North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, and Southampton. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, oculoplastics and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.
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