ORA Technology

ORA System

What is ORA?

Establishing an accurate corneal power is the most important task in arriving at a good refractive outcome post surgery.

ORA is a state of the art inoperative aberrometer affixed to the microscope that is used during cataract surgery. It allows the doctor to obtain the most accurate measurements possible. The cataract, being opaque, acts as an obstruction. Once it is removed, a clear path is opened to the back of the eye allowing for increased accuracy in determining the best intraocular lens implant.

Should I expect to experience any pain during the ORA procedure?

The patient feels no pain or discomfort associated with ORA. Our doctors experience impressively accurate results using this new technology.

Who benefits most from the ORA procedure and why should I consider it?

ORA increases accuracy of surgical results, it is recommended for any patient wishing to increase the probability of achieving the desired results post surgery.  Establishing an accurate corneal power is the most important task in arriving at a good refractive outcome. ORA is highly recommended for post LASIK or PRK patients, Multifocal and astigmatic Toric patients.

Why do post LASIK and PRK patients benefit most from ORA?

Millions of Americans have had corneal refractive surgery. As these people age, they are now beginning to develop cataracts. These are patients who previously took steps to reduce the use of optical devices, so their postoperative cataract surgery expectations are typically much higher than those of the average patient.  Several factors make it much more difficult to achieve an accurate refractive outcome for postoperative corneal refractive patients. The main problem: Measuring the corneal power is difficult after refractive surgery, so calculating the power of the intraocular lens is much more complex in these cases.

Once the opaque cataract lens is removed, a clear path is opened to the back of the eye allowing for increased accuracy in determining the best intraocular lens implant.

Why is ORA recommended for Multifocal and astigmatic Toric patients?

ORA helps determine the correct implant power more accurately for both Multifocal and Astigmatic Toric implant patients.  ORA allows your surgeon to achieve the most accurate axis placement when implanting your Toric intraocular lens.