Advanced technology and cutting edge innovations have significantly improved patient care and visual outcomes in recent years. The Hughes Eye Group is committed to offering advanced technology to provide you with state of the art evaluation and treatment options. Read below to find out more about the technology used in our clinical and surgical locations.
LenSx femtosecond LASER
Hughes Eye Group was the first practice to bring LASER cataract surgery to Jackson, Tennessee in 2021.¬† The femtosecond laser has been utilized in bladeless LASIK by our surgeon for over a decade, and we are excited to now offer this option for our cataract surgery patients as well.¬† The femtosecond laser is beneficial in customizing several aspects of the cataract surgical process.¬† For instance, the laser is used to break up the cataract prior to the surgeon entering the eye, making removal of the cloudy lens even more gentle and faster than ever before.¬† The laser creates precisely placed incisions, aids in centration of the lens implant within the eye, as well fine tunes astigmatism correction.¬† Hughes Eye Group is one of the few practices in the state of Tennessee with a seamless surgical platform syncing in-office measurements with technology utilized in the operating room.¬† This technology creates an image guided procedure customized for each patient choosing the laser cataract surgery option.
ORA with VerifEye
The ORA system is used in the operating room to provide real-time measurements of the eye during cataract surgery. The ORA real-time data allows your surgeon to make fine tune adjustments in lens power and positioning at the time of cataract surgery. This technology provides more predictable visual outcomes, confirming that the chosen lens implant will provide the absolute best power possible for the eye.
Argos SS-OCT Biometer
Hughes Eye Group is proud to be the first practice in the state of Tennessee to utilize the state of the art Argos Biometer.¬† In Spring of 2020, this new technology was introduced to our practice due to our high volume of cataract surgeries and our commitment to offering patients the newest technology available to improve surgical outcomes.¬† The Argos Biometer is a quick test done in the office prior to surgery.¬† The measurements provide our doctors precise data necessary for lens selection in cataract surgery.¬† This new technology is designed to deliver improved outcomes for cataract patients through enhanced accuracy and seamless integration with technology used in the operating room.
The iTrace is an instrument that combines aberrometry and topography to create corneal images and measurements of the eye. This is used in the office for treatment and management of corneal disease, as well as creating a treatment plan for the eye prior to cataract surgery. The iTrace evaluates the eye for aberrations, or irregularities in the way light focuses in the eye.
The Pentacam is a rotating camera that takes detailed topography images and measurements of the cornea, the front surface of the eye. This test gives thousands of measurements of the eyes within seconds. The pentacam is used in the treatment and management of corneal disease, as well to create a precise treatment plan prior to LASIK, PRK, or cataract surgery.
Zeiss IOL Master
The IOL Master is available at each clinical location to obtain axial length and corneal curvature measurements of the eye prior to cataract surgery. These measurements are necessary to help determine which intraocular implant power is appropriate for the eye.
Zeiss Cirrus HD OCT with Angiography
Optical Coherence Tomography is utilized to evaluate many structures of the eye, including anterior segment, optic nerve, and retina. This test is commonly used to assess glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.¬† The Zeiss Cirrus HD OCT and Optovue OCT provide detailed images and measurements of the eye to help your doctor determine a treatment plan and evaluate for progression of ocular disease. The newer, OCT – Angiography feature allows for detailed imaging of the retinal structures as well as a simultaneous assessment of blood flow, often times decreasing the need for imaging with intravenous contrast dye.
Fundus Photography with Fluorescein Angiography
The fundus camera is useful to document changes or progression of ocular disease over time. This instrument is also used in conjunction with fluorescein angiography to assess the severity of retinal disease, which will aid your doctor in determining a treatment plan for the eye.
The YAG (or Nd:YAG neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser is available at several of our clinical locations. This laser is most often used to perform a yag capsulotomy, which is a procedure commonly done after cataract surgery when a clouding of tissue develops as the eye heals. This laser is also used as treatment for certain types of glaucoma.
The Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty laser is used in office for the treatment and management of certain types of glaucoma. In some cases, this laser may be used periodically if glaucoma is not adequately managed with eye drops alone.
Pascal Synthesis – Retinal Laser
The Topcon Pascal Synthesis retinal¬†laser is used in office for the treatment and management of many retinal diseases. It is commonly used by our retina specialists for management of diabetic retinopathy as well as treatment of retinal holes and tears.
The iDesign system creates a custom map of your cornea prior to¬†wavefront-guided LASIK.¬† ¬†The iDesign scan collects over 1,200 data points, making this system 25 times more accurate than normal measurements for standard prescriptions.¬† iDesign assisted LASIK surgery is much more precise and effective than standard laser eye surgery.¬† Find out more about custom refractive surgery procedures at The LASIK Center of Jackson.
Ziemer Femtosecond and Excimer Lasers
The femtosecond laser is used in bladeless LASIK procedures to create a flap in the corneal tissue during the first steps of LASIK surgery. This new technology replaces the need for a blade, or microkeratome, which was once used in first generation LASIK procedures. After a precise flap is created, the excimer laser reshapes the cornea according to the desired treatment. We are proud to offer all laser, bladeless LASIK at¬† The LASIK Center of Jackson.