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Cataract Surgery and ORA Technology


The Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) machine is often used in cataract surgery, especially in cases where the patient has had LASIK eye surgery in the past. The ORA machine allows for optimal accuracy in cataract surgery. In addition, ORA technology allows a skilled ophthalmologist from Fite Eye Center to customize cataract surgery procedures for a variety of patients with unique needs.

How Does Cataract Surgery Work at Fite Eye Center?

Dr. Fite and his colleagues at Fite Eye Center want every cataract patient to have as much information as possible about cataract surgery. Unfortunately, cataracts plague many senior citizens once they reach a certain age. Over time, eye proteins break down and the lens inside of the eye becomes foggy. Eventually, individuals with cataracts notice blurry vision, discoloration, and an unexplained dimness even in well-lit rooms.

Luckily, Dr. Fite can eliminate cataracts by removing the natural lens entirely and replacing it with an Intraocular Lens (IOL). A small incision is made in the eye, a portion of the capsule within the eye is removed (a capsulotomy), then the ophthalmologist uses a tool to break up the cataract, which is then removed with a suction device. Finally, the IOL is carefully positioned to replace the eye’s natural lens.

How ORA Technology Makes Cataract Surgery More Precise

ORA technology allows the ophthalmologist to map the corneal surface, adding an extra level of security. Armed with this information, Dr. Fite and his colleagues at Fite Eye Center can select the ideal IOL implant for every patient. An ORA machine also provides real-time micro-measurements during cataract surgery, so the ophthalmologist knows without a doubt that everything is in the right place throughout the procedure.

With the precision offered by ORA technology, more patients are candidates for precise and effective cataract surgery – even individuals with severe astigmatism. At Fite Eye Center, we stay on the cutting edge of technology to provide our patients with the best care available. We offer minimally invasive, pain-free procedures and minimal downtime after surgery. So, don’t live just live with fading vision. Connect with Dr. Fite at Fite Eye Center and enjoy better eyesight and a better way of life!