What is ORA?

What is ORA?

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If you are planning to have cataract surgery, you may already know about the option to have premium cataract surgery with Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA). This upgraded procedure has many benefits over standard cataract surgery, and is frequently recommended by eye doctors. But what is ORA and how does it work? In this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of premium refractive cataract surgery with ORA and how the procedure is done.

What is Premium Cataract Surgery? 

During a premium cataract surgery the surgeon will make an incision in the eye and use a phacoemulsifier to remove the lens with the cataract. She will then replace your lens with an artificial lens while using a specialized measurement system called Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA). 

Patients who choose premium cataract surgery may also choose to upgrade to a multifocal intraocular lens implant (IOL). This type of lens implant corrects vision at both distance and near. 

What is ORA?

The ORA system provides the surgeon with continuous, real-time measurements of the eye. These detailed measurements allow for greater precision and more customized results. It works by directing an invisible beam of low intensity light into the eye during cataract surgery. This light then reflects back from the eye into the ORA device, where sensors analyze the eye’s unique optical characteristics in a process called intraoperative wavefront aberrometry. This information is used by your surgeon to select the optimal intraocular lens implant and position it accurately, resulting in improved visual outcome after surgery. ORA is currently the most advanced intraoperative diagnostic tool available for cataract surgery.

What does ORA mean for me?

Simply put, ORA means better vision! Patients who choose ORA with a multifocal intraocular lens implant are less likely to need glasses to correct their vision after cataract surgery. If you are ready for cataract surgery, and you want the best visual outcome after your procedure, ORA is the way to go. To schedule a cataract evaluation, call or text (907) 328-2920. To learn more about cataracts and your surgical options, visit our website at www.mountainvieweyes.com.

Posted in: Alaska Ophthalmology, Cataract, Cataract Treatment, Eye Doctor in Alaska, Eyes, Patient Education

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