State of the Art Technology Provides Cataract Patients with Precise Surgery
3D surgery might be considered the wave of the future for cataract surgery, but it has been a tool that Dr. Steven Vold has used the last decade. Vold Vision is the only ophthalmology center in the state of Arkansas to offer 3D cataract surgery; it is believed to enhance surgical outcomes.
A cataract is a cloudy lens in your eye that interferes with a person’s ability to read, drive or carry out other normal activities. It is estimated that more than 20.5 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts, and by the age of 65 over 90% of people in the United States will develop cataracts.
Dr. Steven Vold, chief medical officer at Vold Vision stated, “Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S. It’s an outpatient procedure and literally only takes a few minutes to complete in the hands of a skilled surgeon. When utilizing cutting edge technology, both safety and efficacy exceed 99% in most clinical studies.”
Along with the 3D technology, Vold has invested in a top of the line laser and the unique technology of interoperative abberometry, also known as the ORA. “We offer both manual and custom laser cataract surgery. While manual cataract surgery certainly is still effective, customized femtosecond laser cataract surgery takes this procedure to an entirely new level,” Vold stated.
Vold was the first in state of Arkansas to offer custom laser cataract correction. “With this advanced technology, we are now achieving 20/20 or better vision in greater than 90 percent of our patients,” Vold explained.
The ORA technology is also a favorite of patients as it helps ensure their desired visual outcomes. During the patient’s initial in-office exam, an optical technician will perform eye measurements to allow the perfect customized lens to be selected for placement during surgery. The accuracy of these tests plays a key part in the patient’s visual outcome. The challenge is the tests are done through the patient’s cloudy cataract lens. This is where the ORA System Technology plays a significant role.
Vold explains, “This sophisticated technology can easily measure the vision correction accuracy during surgery and after the cataract has been removed. Having that information during the procedures makes it possible to fine-tune surgical adjustments and achieve results that exceed previously achievable optimal vision for the patient.”
While Vold says cataract surgery is a highly safe procedure, he does encourage patients to pick a center that has invested in the state-of-the art technology. “Eye sight is a precious thing, and you want to make sure you are placing your trust with the right team.”