Haag-Streit Lenstar LS900
Dr. Lane offers the latest technology available for pre-operative implant power measurements. Cataract surgery is an extremely precise operation with no room for error. Measurements of your eyes before surgery should be as accurate as possible.
There are two ways to measure your eyes before cataract surgery:
- Ultrasound (A-scan biometry) - this uses sound waves to measure your eye. It is the standard of care in Ontario, and is fully covered by OHIP.
- Lenstar LS900 (optical biometry) - this newer technology uses light, rather than sound, to measure your eyes more accurately. The Lenstar LS900 is 5X more accurate than the ultrasound method.
The Haag-Streit Lenstar LS900 is a state-of-the-art laser system that evaluates the length of the eye, surface curvature and intraocular lens power.
In cataract surgery, vision is improved by replacing the eye's own cloudy lens with a new clear intraocular lens (IOL). IOLs come in different powers and sizes to compensate for each patient's individual needs. For best vision after cataract surgery, precise measurements must be taken to determine which IOL to implant.
The Lenstar LS900 is an efficient painless test, performed by a technician in Dr. Lane’s office.
Payment is not covered by OHIP, and is due at the time of the Lenstar exam. A receipt for health insurance or tax purposes will be issued. Methods of payment include Interac, VISA, or Mastercard.