At Laxmi, we have always been at the forefront of embracing new technologies that increase our accuracy and precision, improve safety, or enhance patient comfort. Let’s take a closer look at some of the sophisticated equipment in our armamentarium at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai.
Once the cataract is diagnosed, preoperative tests and evaluations are done to calculate the power as well as determine the appropriate type of the lens to be implanted.
At Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai, this technology of using the appropriate IOL based on individual eye parameters is referred to as Customised Cataract Surgery.
Technologies for Cataract Diagnosis & Treatment.
Biometry (IOL power calculation) is done by trained personnel and every effort is made to ensure accurate results at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai. It involves measurement of the eyeball length and corneal power.
Pentacam (Oculyzer from Alcon)– This is based on the Scheimpflug camera wherein the corneal power is measured at multiple points. These measurements are based on elevation from a reference sphere – a form of elevation-based topography.
The Pentacam can also accurately measure the thickness of the cornea at various locations at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai, we use this for assessing the corneal cylinder (astigmatism) accurately for planning toric IOLs as well as for planning limbal relaxing incisions for correction of astigmatism during surgery.
The Pentacam helps us to manage complex cases such as patients coming for cataract surgery at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai after having undergone refractive surgery (for example LASIK or PRK) or those with Keratoconus.
iTrace – At Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai, this unique machine works on the principle of ray tracing technology. Visual problems can arise from the loss of clarity in 2 important structures in the eye namely cornea and lens. iTrace can quantitatively estimate the visual loss due to each component and can reasonably predict the vision after cataract surgery.
It can exactly measure the spherical aberration of the eye and helps in the selection of an appropriate aspheric IOL. The iTrace also measures various visual angles of the eye (angle alpha and angle kappa) which are useful in the selection of premium IOLs like multifocal, trifocal, and toric IOLs.
IOL Master –At Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai, this works on the principle of partial coherence laser interferometry. Here the length of the eye is measured using a laser, and hence is extremely accurate for calculating IOL power calculation. All the measurements at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai are taken without touching the patient’s eye. It is an extremely fast machine that can take hundreds of readings within minutes.
Let’s now look at some of the equipment that is used during the cataract surgery at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai.
Alcon Infiniti Phaco Machine – This is an advanced Phacoemulsification system, which incorporates conventional longitudinal phaco technology with Ozil technology. In Ozil technology, which is used at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai the tip of the phaco probe moves horizontally as well as longitudinally. This tremendously improves the efficiency of the machine to emulsify the cataract without damaging adjacent eye structures. Advanced fluidics sensors in the machine further increase the safety of the system during surgery.
Zeiss Visu 200 Microscope – This is a top-end microscope backed by German engineering and the finest optics from Carl Zeiss. It provides the best visualization of the minute structures inside the eye during surgery.
Positive Pressure Ventilation System – The operation theatre at Cataract Treatment in Navi Mumbai is equipped with a positive pressure ventilation system, which prevents contaminated air from entering the operation theatre. It is equipped with HEPA filters, which exclude all pathogenic microorganisms which can cause infection.