Traditional Cataract Surgery is performed by Dr. Lane at Ross Memorial Hospital using ultrasound. The initial steps of the surgery are done manually using fine instruments.
The cataract is removed using “phacoemulsification” (ultrasound). The results of traditional cataract surgery are very good.
Traditional (standard hospital) surgery is performed by Dr. Lane at the Ross Memorial Hospital.
Traditional (standard hospital) vs. Laser Cataract Surgery
Measurement Options for Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is an extremely precise operation with no room for error.
Measurements of your eyes before surgery should be as accurate as possible.
The Haag-Streit Lenstar LS900 is a state-of-the-art optical biometry measuring system that evaluates the length of the eye, surface curvature and intraocular lens power.
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. This method also uses artificial intelligence and "deep learning" to calculate the exact Lens Implant power required for your eye. Unlike all other systems that uses static formulas, this system continues to "learn" and improve accuracy with time. The Lenstar LS900 is 5X more accurate than the ultrasound method.
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.