Over half of our patients opt for advanced lens implants.
The results have significantly improved their quality of life. Read their stories.
Cassini: Advance in Treating Astigmatism in Cataract Patients
Clemson Eye is proud to be one of the first ophthalmology practices in the world to offer this revolutionary new technology to our patients.
The Cassini is a first‑of‑its‑kind Corneal Shape Analyzer. It provides more accurate measurements of a patient’s cornea, which help the eye surgeon to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.
The Cassini measures the true axis and magnitude of corneal astigmatism. These measurements improve the eye surgeon’s ability to plan for the intraocular lens replacement. The result is better visual outcomes for cataract patients.
Through this total cornea measurement capability, we have critical information to properly select the power and position of an astigmatism‑correcting lens implant, and plan for arcuate and limbal relaxing incisions with our LenSx laser system.
Antibiotic Advances in Treating Cataracts
Antibiotic advances also benefit patients undergoing cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed on adults in the United States. But like in all surgeries, complications can occasionally occur.
One of the most severe complications is an infection in the eye called endophthalmitis. To reduce your risk of getting endophthalmitis, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic eye drops to use around the time of your surgery. New antibiotics developed in the past few years are more effective than ever at preventing eye infections during cataract surgery.
Better Outcomes, Faster Recovery
As a result of these many high-tech developments in all aspects of cataract surgery, the operation is more successful — and has a faster recovery time — than ever before.
If you are interested or would like more information about advanced cataract surgery, then we look forward to discussing the possibilities with you during your consultation.