Dr. Diedrichsen is performing laser assisted cataract surgery with the LenSx system. LenSx is a bladeless, computer controlled laser that is used in several critical steps in cataract surgery including all incisions and removal of the cloudy cataract. LenSx uses advanced ocular coherence tomography (OCT) imaging along with real-time video imaging to allow Dr. Diedrichsen to customize the surgical plan and treatment steps to each patient’s specific needs. This technology creates perfect, interlocking incisions that allows for even more efficient healing. With the LenSx, you can have confidence that you’ve elected for the most advanced technology available. Safe, accurate, and effective cataract surgery is our goal and by utilizing this technology we are able to tailor the process to deliver your best possible vision delivered by the expert hands of Dr. Diedrichsen.
ORA stands for Optiwave Refractive Analysis. This diagnostic instrument allows Dr. Diedrichsen to make and fine tune measurements during the operation. He uses this precision to help calculate lens implant power and to aid with the management of astigmatism. This accuracy can be appreciated by every patient but especially on those who have had previous refractive surgery, which can complicate cataract surgery measurements. Combining this technology allows us to offer the most precise measurements for optimal surgical outcomes.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an imaging test that uses light waves to show cross-section pictures of the area that lines the back of the eye, which is called the retina. As we age, our eyes can change in ways that are not visible on the surface.
The OCT provides measurements and 3D images that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many ocular diseases. Prior to this technology, detection of early aging changes was either very difficult or not possible. This test is non-invasive and usually takes less than five minutes. Eye Physicians is pleased to offer access to this incredible technology that has transformed how we take care of our patients.
Eye Physicians now offers examinations that utilize Optos technology. Optos is a digital, ultra-widefield scanning laser that provides an ultra-high resolution image. This image is captured in less than one second and shows up to 200° view of the retina. Our doctors utilize the Optos technology in a variety of different ways. Dilation is an important tool to assess the health of the back of the eye however, in some cases dilation cannot be performed at the time of the exam.
The Optos is available for use in these instances. The image is instantaneous and gives you the opportunity to see a portion of what the doctor sees regarding your overall ocular health, allowing you to discuss the image with your doctor. The Optos also produces a permanent record which is archived into your electronic health record, allowing comparison for changes over the years.