Medical Rounds with Dr. Alan Solinsky

Cataracts are the natural clouding of the lens of the eye that typically occurs with age. There is a major advancement when it comes to cataract surgery. Dr. Alan Solinsky, an opthalmologist at Hartford Hospital, explains the “ORA System”



Q. What is the Verion and ORA/Verifeye technology for cataract surgery?
A. The Verion system is a high technology GPS for the eye that allows surgeons to map out the most accurate plan for cataract surgery. The ORA/VerifEye technology enables cataract surgeons at HH to verify the most precise lens implant for the patient. This reduces the need for glasses.

Q. How does the procedure work?
A. The Verion takes digital photos of the eye in the office which is electronically transported to the laser and microscope. As soon at the cataract is removed, the ORA/VerifEye system measures the eye thousands of times to verify the exact lens implant. Once the new lens is placed in the eye ORA verifies the best position and orientation of the new lens implant.

Q. Who are the best candidates for the procedure?
A. Every cataract patient can benefit from the accuracy of the Verion and ORA/VerifEye technology. The best candidates are patients with hard to measure eyes such as those with dense cataracts and previous Lasik surgery. In addition patients choosing to correct their astigmatism or opting for multifocal lenses benefit from the greater accuracy.

Q. What can patients expect after the procedure?
A. Patients can expect greater precision that will reduce their need for glasses.


For more information

Free Class: Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in West Hartford

Visit: Eye Surgery Center at Hartford Hospital


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