ORA System™ Technology

The Cataract Surgeons

ORA System™ Technology has been helping doctors deliver the best possible outcomes to their laser cataract surgery patients.  The ORA system offers many benefits to both doctors and patients, such as:

  • Helping your surgeon achieve better results and provide you an improved quality of vision
  • Giving your surgeon an added level of confirmation for an optimal outcome
  • And if you have astigmatism, the ORA System™ may improve the accuracy of your correction to help reduce the need to wear eyeglasses after surgeryORA System Example

ORA System™ is a big advancement in eye lens surgery, allowing doctors to make the best choices during surgery as to what will benefit your eyesight the most. The ORA system is especially helpful in astigmatic patients. Because ORA uses Wavefront technology to analyze imperfections in the eye and what is causing a refractive error, your surgeon knows exactly what needs to be corrected. Also, ORA can tell during surgery whether or not the eye is focused, and if it is not, the ORA System helps the surgeon focus the eye.

What is ORA Technology? 

ORA technology is a state-of-the-art system that helps eye surgeons make decisions in real-time when conducting cataract surgery. When cataract surgeons use ORA, which stands for Optiwave Refractive Analysis, it leads to better outcomes during and after surgery. 

How Does ORA Work? 

When you undergo cataract surgery, your surgeon will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an implant called an intraocular lens implant or IOL. Before the ORA system, to ensure the new lens gave you better vision, surgeons relied on a series of manual measurements that could only be taken before they removed the original lens. This created wide margins of error that couldn’t be calculated until several weeks had passed post-surgery. 

ORA, though, is a medical and technological breakthrough. When attached to a surgical microscope, it conducts dozens of calculations to measure the refractive power of the eye once the cataract is removed. This real-time calculation gives surgeons the ability to better ensure the new lens properly addresses the issues the surgeon is attempting to fix.  

As these calculations can be done in real-time, the new implant can be precisely placed and reduce the margins of error. This helps reduce the need for glasses or other corrective equipment after surgery. 

Who Is a Candidate for ORA? 

ORA makes it far easier to perform cataracts surgery by increasing precision during surgery and reducing complications post-surgery. This means it can be helpful to almost all patients who suffer from cataracts. 

Those most likely to benefit from ORA typically have complicated cases of cataracts. These pre-surgery complications can stem from a variety of issues and conditions: 

  • Those who’ve already undergone some form of refractive surgery, such as LASIK, PRK, or RK. 
  • Those with extreme near or far-sightedness. 
  • Those with increased amounts of astigmatism. 
  • Those with scarring on the cornea, the transparent covering of the front portion of the eye. 
  • Those with especially dense cataracts. 

Why Should Cataract Patients Choose ORA? 

Cataract surgery is fairly common, with over two million people a year undergoing it to improve their vision. As technologies and methods continue to push into new frontiers, patients are increasingly likely to choose cataract removal procedures that reduce complications, improve success rates, and prevent the need for additional corrective measures. As technologies and methods continue to push into new frontiers, patients are increasingly likely to choose cataract removal procedures that reduce complications, improve success rates, and prevent the need for additional corrective measures. This makes ORA cataract surgery an excellent option for those with cataracts who are looking to restore their vision.