Every day, we witness amazing technological innovations occurring in the field of Medicine. Ophthalmology is at the forefront of translating those advances to improving patient outcomes and delivering results that could not have been imagined just a few short years ago
In the field of Cataract Surgery, Tri-State Centers for Sight is proud to be the only eye care providers in the Cincinnati metropolitan region to offer Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. Modern small incision cataract surgery has a well established history of success. However with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System we can use the latest technological advancements to raise cataract surgery to the next level. The CATALYS® Precision Laser System provides the surgeon three major advantages over traditional manual techniques. First of all, precision laser cuts are made in the cornea to reduce astigmatism. Secondly, the laser creates a perfect circular opening in the cataract capsule. Finally, the femtosecond laser literally minces the hardened cataract making it easier to remove1. Studies have demonstrated that femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System is safer2 and a more accurate3,4 procedure.
In traditional, as well as Femtosecond laser assisted Cataract surgery, the cataract is removed from the eye with Phacoemulsification. In the continuing pursuit of providing the most advanced cataract surgery for our patients we are proud to use the WHITESTAR Signature® PRO Phacoemulsification System by Abbott Medical Optics. The surgeons at the Tri-State Centers for Sight Ambulatory Surgery Center are the first in the region to provide this next generation technology to our patients. The WHITESTAR Signature® PRO Phacoemulsification System provides superior stability and efficiency to enhance the overall experience for surgeon and patient.
The final step in cataract surgery may be the the most important. The artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that the surgeon uses to replace the cloudy cataract becomes a permanent part of the patient. Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) is at the forefront of intraocular lens research and development. The AMO TECNIS® family of IOLs includes the TECNIS® Monofocal IOL which provides optimized aspheric optics to maximize clarity, the TECNIS® Toric 1-piece IOL, which corrects pre-existing astigmatism and the TECNIS® Symfony IOL, which provides a range of vision from distance to near.
After a thorough preoperative evaluation, we can help guide the patient to the advanced IOL choice that is best suited for their lifestyle needs.
The most commonly performed elective surgery in the US is LASIK surgery. However the LASIK surgery of yesterday is quite different than what is available today. Tristate Centers for Sight is proud to offer Advanced CustomVue LASIK utilizing the STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser. The STAR S4 system distinguishes itself by incorporating Iris Registration to compensate for ocular rotation, ActiveTrak for 3D Active Eye tracking and linkage with the diagnostic WaveScan® System. The WaveScan® System calculates a unique customized treatment profile for each patient.
The latest revolution in LASIK is Bladeless LASIK Surgery. The LASIK surgeons at Tri-State Centers for Sight utilize the iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser to create a more precise, predictable, uniform and secure corneal flap. LASIK Flap complications are greatly reduced compared to the mechanical stainless steel blade technique.
For patients struggling with worsening reading vision there is hope. Presbyopia is a condition that begins in the mid forties and is characterized by a growing dependence on reading glasses. The KAMRA inlay is a relatively quick, reversible surgical procedure in one eye to restore reading vision at all distances. Tristate Centers for Sight is excited to be the first to offer this procedure in the Cincinnati region.
1 R. G. Abell, N. M. Kerr, and B. J. Vote, “Toward zero effective phacoemulsification time using femtosecond laser pretreatment,” Ophthalmology, vol. 120, no. 5, pp. 942–948, 2013.
Wendell Scott, MD; Coauthors: Shachar Tauber, MD, Johann Ohly, MD, Rachel Owsiak, MD, Craig Eck, MD, James A. Gessler, MD, MPH
ASCRS / ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress, Best of Paper Session Winners 2015
3 Z. Z. Nagy, K. Kránitz, A. I. Takacs, K. Miháltz, I. Kovács, and M. C. Knorz, “Comparison of intraocular lens decentration parameters after femtosecond and manual capsulotomies,” Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 564–569, 2011.
Ina Conrad-Hengerer, Mayss Al Sheikh, Fritz H. Hengerer, Tim Schultz, H. Burkhard Dick
J Cataract Refract Surg 2015; 41; 1356-1364.