What is Cataract?
Cataract is an increase in the opacity of the lens In your eye, resulting in blurring or haziness in vision. This condition is usually a result of ageing and affects one’s lifestyle and daily activities as sight deteriorates.
Cataract Surgery Technology
The current treatment for cataract is to remove them by surgical means. Rapid advancements in current technology allow cataract operations to be done using very small wounds with early visual recovery, making it safe, fast and effective.
Using advanced diagnostics, our Medical Director Dr Jimmy Lim has a special interest in customizing the different lens fit for your refractive needs.
The empty membrane or “bag” of the cataract is always left intact in the eye, so that an artificial lens can be placed within it. This procedure is known as phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. Most of the surgery is performed using a very small incision wound of less than 3mm in size.
Highly advanced technologies in the fluidics and phacodynamics used in the latest generation phacoemulsification machines make this very effective form of surgery even safer and more rapid.
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
FLACS technology uses Femtosecond laser to perform part of the cataract surgery. This technology is an option to assist in current phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
At JL Eye Specialists, we have the full range of intraocular lens technology available for all your refractive needs. We customize our care and lens technology to cater to your daily needs and your lifestyle.
Today, there are very rapid technological advances in the world of intraocular lens. Current lenses are able to correct most of the refractive errors that we face everyday, such as:
Menu of Lens Technologies
Special considerations for patients who underwent LASIK surgery previously
- Change in cornea shape and power
- More complex measurements of the eye (biometry)
- Requiring specialized machines and calculations for a more accurate measurement
Customized Lens Fitting using Advanced Technologies for Cataract Diagnostics and Management
At JL Eye Specialists, we pride ourselves with the training, experience and advance diagnostic machines required for more complex lens calculations. This is largely for patients who have undergone LASIK or refractive surgery previously and patients with high astigmatism, high myopia and hyperopia who have developed cataract and require cataract surgery.
The Galilei G6 Lens Professional combines Placido disc–based topography, Scheimpflug tomography, and optical biometry all in one unit. This combination allows the device to provide complete data for comprehensive screening for cataract or refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, ASA, etc. all in one measurement session.
The Galilei G6 topography function accurately measures the anterior curvature of the cornea where it precisely detects anterior surface irregularities and tear film quality.
The Galilei G6 tomography function precisely measures pachymetry and elevation data with 3D anterior chamber analysis. The ray-traced posterior corneal surface data detects any protrusion or asymmetry in early stages of corneal diseases.
The Galilei G6 biometry function accurately measures axial and intraocular length of the eye in one sitting. The lens thickness and precise anterior and posterior corneal power maps allow the surgeon to decide on the IOLs accurately.
The IOLMaster 700 is the first swept-source OCT based biometer that enables OCT imaging and visualization of the entire length of the eyeball. It is complete with a set of biometric parameters for the latest IOL power calculation formulas. The ZEISS IOLMaster 700 measures all biometric parameters for the latest IOL power calculation formulas such as the fully integrated Barrett formulas. The highly optimized scans are completed very swiftly that is suitable for patients who have difficulty controlling their gaze.
Accurate measurement of the eyeball axial length is crucial for precise intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation. Although, repetitive measurements can increase accuracy for the calculation, a single precise scan that has the accuracy of a scan performed a few times will be preferred. The IOLMaster 700 at our clinic is capable of doing this.