Introducing Laser Cataract Surgery – You Have Options
Reduce your dependency on glasses and contacts.
Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lens is the first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract or refractive lens surgery, while also mitigating the effects of presbyopia by helping people focus on near objects. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism, the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL.
Provides seamless, day-to-night vision. Patients see objects at distance, intermediate, and some near vision without glasses.
Provides high-quality vision. Some IOLs may leave patients with an inability to focus clearly due to competing wavelengths of light passing through the lens at different angles (known as chromatic aberration), or with vision that is not completely focused because of the shape of the lens (known as spherical aberration). The Symfony lens has been engineered to correct these issues.
Demonstrates a low incidence of halo and glare, which may be perceived as rings or blurring around bright lights. Glare and halo can sometimes affect an individual’s ability to drive at night or to perform other visual tasks.
Laser Assisted Blade Free Cataract Surgery
Dougherty Laser Vision is the first Ophthalmologist in California to use the FEMTO LDV Z8 laser.
Next Generation Femto-Cataract Technology
Lower energy in the cornea:
- Excellent Resection
- Very High Precision
- Very Low Complication Rate
Higher Energy In The Lens If Needed:
- Efficient Lens Fragmentation Of All Grades
- Optimal Fragmentation For Reduced Phaco Energy
The Ziemer Femto LDV Z8 for Cataract Procedures
The latest edition to the Ziemer FEMTO LDV line of lasers, the Ziemer’s Femto LDV Z8 laser is Swiss-engineered and FDA-approved. The FEMTO LDV Z8 provides the first mobile femtosecond laser solution for refractive, cornea and cataract prodecures to be performed in an all-in-one system. The Z8 technology provides precision in the cornea and power in the lens with fragmentation. In traditional cataract surgery, these incisions are performed manually, with a blade, in a linear fashion. Ziemer’s laser technology, however, allows for the incision to be made in a variety of patterns, lending procedures consistently optimal results. Laser-driven procedures can be performed using only topical anesthetics. As such, they are self-sealing and do not require stitches, which leads to a decreased chance of infection and other complications.
How does the Ziemer platform work?
Unlike traditional cataract surgery, in which the surgeon performs manual linear bladed incisions, the Ziemer platform allows your physician to program a customized, individual treatment program to the specific dimensions of your eye and prescription correction. Incisions are not made by cutting, as in traditional manual surgery, but via an incredibly fast sequence of low-energy laser pulses. These create ultra-precise microscopic bubbles at a programmed depth and length, and the results are precise to within one hundredth of a millimeter. The FEMTO LDV Z8 enables your surgeon to tailor the procedure to your eye’s unique characteristics: an extraordinarily fine-tuned and reliable option for your care.
Softec HD Premium Lens Implant
Softec HD Lens was developed to meet the higher patient expectations for higher quality vision. Softec HD allows for no change in instruments, allowing us to easily and upgrade the quality of lens for your implantable contacts. The curvature of the lens is shaped to achieve an ideal point of focus. Find out more about the Softec HD Premium Lens, watch the video below.
If you’re looking to release yourself from the dependency of glasses after surgery, you should ask about the options for multifocal lenses to expand your range of vision. Tecnis Miltifocal lenses allow a patients to have the advanced vision at all distances in any lighting conditions regardless of your pupil size. Gain and advantage of the Advanced Tecnis Multifocal lens that deliver the sharpest vision possible. The Tecnis Multifocal lenses are implanted in adult patients with and without presbyopia. The intraocular lenses are inteneded to be placed in capsular bag for clear vision up close and far away.
Toric Astigmatism Correcting Lens
The cornea and lens on a normal eye has a circular shape whereas with a patients eye with astigmatism is extended and is shaped more like an oval. Astigmatism is a common eye condition that affects millions of people and often leads to blurred or impaired vision. With advancements in lens technology, it is now possible to correct astigmatism with Toric astigmatism correcting lenses correct astigmatism. The FDA Approved premium Toric lens is a single lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens.
Monofocal IOL’s are advanced lenses that are commonly used for patients in both eyes. The advantage of a Monofocal lens it that they allow your doctor to set different ranges of focus. After your consultation, your doctor will suggest setting the distance for near or far vision. Based on the focus setting of your Monofocal lens, a patient will still need to where glasses for distance vision or reading glasses for close up. Most cataract patients that choose the Monofocal lens elect to set the IOL’s for distance vision, then relying on reading glasses for close up objects.
Dropless Cataract Surgery
Dropless Cataract Surgery is a revolutionary new technique that makes the already safe and effective cataract surgery even better. Dropless means that the patient is no longer required to use postoperative eye drops to combat inflammation and infection.
iStent Trabecular Micro Bypass
The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden.
iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA and is placed in your eye during cataract surgery. It is so small, you won’t be able to see or feel it after surgery but it will be continuously working to help reduce your eye pressure.
Dr. Paul Dougherty is certified by the iSBCS, the International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons