Cataract And The Oculus Pentacam

Are you finding it difficult to see things, and find that your vision is blurred, even though your eyesight is normal? It might be due to the formation of cataract in your eyes. This happens due to clouding of the natural lenses of the eyes, which lies behind the pupil and the iris. If not treated on time, it can lead to permanent blindness. You should get in touch with an ophthalmologist immediately and based on his observation, contact any of the LASIK doctors Houston provides. He will perform a surgical process to remove the cataract.

What causes cataract?

Then lens of your eyes is typically made of protein and water. The precise arrangement of the protein keeps the lens clear, permitting light to pass through it. As we grow old, parts of the protein might clump together in a small area of the lens. Over time, this cloudy formation increases in dimension, clouding a major part of the lens, thereby, prohibiting light from entering the eye. Apart from age, several other factors can cause cataract such as hypertension, diabetes, high myopia (nearsightedness), smoking etc.

Surgical procedure for removing cataracts

LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis), is a popular refractive eye surgical method to remove cataracts. Any of the LASIK doctors Houston provides, use this refractive eye surgery to create a flap in the patient’s cornea, following which he reshapes the cornea and corrects your eye’s focusing problems. Most LASIK doctors use the help of a pentacam, a high resolution rotating Scheimpflug camera that allows ophthalmologists to examine the anterior segment of the eye with a high degree of accuracy so that he can diagnose diseases and conditions accurately.

This ophthalmologist uses this camera for anterior segment analyis. Apart from providing sharp images of the crystalline lens, iris, and cornea, the Pentacam measures the posterior and anterior corneal topography along with the thickness of the cornea. Advanced models of this camera provide other details such as the corneal power distribution, chamber volume, depth, and its angle measurement in 360 degree view. Once the imaging process is over, the camera provides a printout. The camera carries out the precise analysis of the cornea in just a few seconds. A secondary pupil camera detects the extraneous eye movement during the scanning process and feeds this data to the software, so that it can make appropriate corrections during the calculation process. This printout helps the ophthalmologist to undertake the surgical process with a high degree of precision.

Advantages of Oculus Pentacam

Most individuals are worried about any invasive procedures on their eyes. This camera does not touch the surface of the eye, yet provides excellent and detailed information. This helps build a bond of trust between the ophthalmologist and the patient. Apart from the printout, a monitor attached to the camera provides vital information about the curvature and elevation of the cornea. The information provided by this camera permits the surgeon to carry out cataract surgery with a degree of precision that was not possible before. This results in minimum invasion during the surgical process and faster healing of the eyes post surgery.

With the help of a Pentacam during cataract surgery, Dr. Goosey’s office, along with his staff, can pinpoint any other vital information needed in relation to your eyes. Schedule an appointment today.

2017-02-03T12:19:59-06:00December 19th, 2014|Cataract Doctors|