Eyesight Associates, located at 216 Corder Road, continues to stay up to date with the latest technological advances in surgical devices and techniques. Patient satisfaction after surgery depends on precise preoperative measurements, clear communication, modern technology and a reputable surgeon. Dr. Johnny Gayton continues to improve our practice by using the most advanced equipment available. Eyesight Associates newest additions are the LENSTAR LS900, ATLAS 9000, and the Cirrus-HD OCT. These advanced diagnostic tools assist in more accurate patient measurements which improves our already impressive surgical outcomes.
The LENSTAR LS900 takes measurements of the size and shape of the eye in order to use custom-designed lens implants for cataract patients. With only three in the state of Georgia, this machine is the first optical biometer that has the capability to obtain numerous measurements during one thirty second scan. This machine measures corneal power, the length of the eye, corneal thickness, pupil size, and includes an intraocular lens calculator that helps determine the ideal lens implant that will give the best vision following cataract surgery. The LENSTAR LS900 is highly recommended for patients who have had previous vision correction surgeries, such as RK, PRK, and LASIK.
The Cirrus-HD OCT is an advanced imaging device. Think of it as a MRI for the eye, except that it uses infrared light instead of X-rays. This machine allows us to measure tiny changes in the retinal nerve layers. These measurements facilitate faster and more accurate diagnosis of the many different types of glaucoma. Cirrus-HD OCT also aids in the diagnosis of retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection leads to better treatment and recovery. By performing scans at regular intervals, the efficiency of prescribed treatment can be assessed as well.
The ATLAS 9000 is the latest generation corneal topographer. As the name implies, it makes a detailed map of the cornea’s surface. This shows the doctor any astigmatism or irregularity of the cornea, and can be used to diagnose certain diseases. The Atlas 9000 topographer helps fit patients for contact lenses, and can calculate lens implants for patients undergoing cataract surgery, especially those who’ve had previous vision correction surgeries. This state of the art machine also helps in planning other vision corrective surgeries, such as LASEK and corneal relaxing incisions.