Cataract remains one of the most important causes of reversible blindness in the world, in addition to one of the most common pathologies. Although it affects half of those over 65, it is a natural process of progressive opacification of the lens that "end up suffering the entire population if you live long enough," says Dr. Humberto Carreras, co-managing director of Eurocanarias Oftalmológica.
Today, the only treatment to eliminate cataracts is surgery.. Once it is diagnosed the patient should be operated on to remove the cataract and replace the opaque lens with an intraocular lens.
Currently, Femtosegundo laser cataract surgery is the most advanced treatment available. In Eurocanarias Oftalmológica it is realized with the called Intelligent Operating room of Canaries , unique in Canary Islands.
Eurocanarias Oftalmológica has recently integrated the ORA Verify system into the Intelligent Operating Room, being thus one of the few ophthalmological clinics in Europe that has this system. This novel technique allows the surgeon to confirm the power of the intraocular lens to confirm the result of the graduation with the patient still in the operating room.
Technology replaces the scalpel in cataract surgery
Eurocanarias Oftalmológica applies the femtosecond laser in cataract surgery to make precise micro-incisions in the patient's eye that have previously been designed by the ophthalmologist in the central computer. This laser allows ophthalmologists to put aside the scalpel in cataract surgery to replace it with the laser. Thus they manage to mechanize certain phases of the intervention that previously the surgeon had to perform manually, achieving greater precision and safety throughout the surgical procedure.
More specifically, the laser performs a perfect micro-incision in the cornea so that the surgeon can access the lens. It also participates in capsulorhexis, that is, in the removal of the lens. And finally, it is used during the insertion phase of the intraocular lens, which will perform the proper functions of the lens.
The follow-up of patients after cataract surgery has shown that the application of this technology during the intervention has increased the efficiency of implanted lenses by up to 80%.
IMP seal, recognition of excellence in surgical procedures
The constant commitment of Eurocanarias Oftalmológica to offer the patient the latest technology in all procedures has earned him the Intelligence Multifocal Procedure (IMP) seal which only has five clinics in Spain. The IMP is a rigorous, certified and auditable procedure designed to guarantee optimal results at a high level, and the Clínica Oftalmológica Eurocanarias is validated to offer it to patients who need it.