Melbourne Eye Centre will be adopting the new SMI toric alignment technology as part of the surgical workflow.
One of the most difficult aspects of both cataract surgery and refractive surgery, is the accurate alignment of a toric lens.
Furthermore, the position of the surgical wound and or timbal relaxing incisions is critically important and has profound impact on the final. post operative refraction.
This will be made significantly easier with a new eye tracker shortly to be introduced.
The device allows for a scan of the iris to be performed at the time of the consultation which is then “tracked” during surgery and ensures precision placement of surgical wounds and alignment of toric lenses.
Toric lenses in particular are very dependent on alignment as every 10 degrees of misalignment results in loss of 30% of the power of the toric. Thus a 30 degree would mean a complete loss of the toric power.
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