As technology is refined to support efficient cataract and refractive surgery, patient expectations also continue to rise. Pre-operative screening is essential, and diagnostic devices plan an important role in the entire clinical exam.
ZEISS CIRRUS OCT and CLARUS 500 help you:
Improve patient satisfaction
Get the whole picture
Improve Patient Satisfaction
Get the Whole Picture
The CIRRUS™ Anterior Segment Premier Module expands the capabilities of your CIRRUS OCT from ZEISS to include comprehensive imaging and quantification of the anterior segment for refractive surgery planning and follow-up, corneal evaluation, and glaucoma assessment.
Studies suggest that corneal epithelial thickness mapping (ETM) can be useful for pre- and post-operative refractive surgery assessment and may improve detection of form fruste keratoconus.1
- Get a baseline of your patients corneal epithelium
- Monitor corneal health for contact lens patients
- Access high-definition corneal imaging with measurement tools
1. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Volume 41, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 812-820.
When patients choose cataract surgery, it's often their expectation that a perfect 20/20 result with follow. Though this is often the case, it's the patient who comes in masking underlying conditions that may be left disappointed. With OCT as part of the pre-op screening, there's nothing left to chance.
Listen to four leading cataract surgeons—Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Dr. Jeffrey Heier, Dr. John Hovanesian and Dr. Ashley Brissette—discuss the many reasons they prefer to make OCT a compulsory part of their cataract practice.
How is OCT routinely used on patients having cataract surgery?
What is the value of adding OCT to your surgical practice?
How does pre-screening with OCT imaging help doctors meet patient expectations?
How does having information about existing pathology inform patient outcomes?
Do you combine cases based on information found on the OCT?
Can you compare the success of OCT versus a clinical exam for retina specialists?
What is this role of OCT particularly in diabetic patients having cataract surgery?
How do you address patients with an ERM on OCT that want a presbyopic lens?
How does OCT change your adoption of toric lenses?
What are OCT line scans and how are they useful?
If you see something before surgery, it's an expectation. If you see something after surgery, it's a complication.Dr Eric Donnenfeld
Minimize surprises with CLARUS fundus imaging to meet the expectations of your demanding patients.
Many patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery have retinal abnormalities such as diabetic retinopathy. With CLARUS from ZEISS:
- Aids in detecting signs of diseases like DR before surgery
- See high-resolution details from the posterior pole to the periphery
Dr. Jeffrey Heier and Dr. John Hovanesian talk about ultra-widefield imaging as part of the pre- and post-operative protocol.
Widefield fundus imaging allows us to pick up a tremendous amount of pathology such as subtle retinal detachment, retinoschisis, peripheral breaks, peripheral lesions... so there's no question that's an advantage.Dr. Jeffrey Heier
OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes
The routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to screen candidates for cataract surgery can improve surgery timing and planning, give patients realistic expectations, and even lead to changes in treatment plans, results from a new study show, according to a Medscape report.
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Subtle macular changes may not be seen on clinical examination, so a high-resolution view of the retina before phaco can help set patients' postop expectations.
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