Archive for January, 2013

Another Satisfied Patient

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


Surgical Correction of Presbyopia Understanding Your Options

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The surgeons at the Bochner Eye Institute are pleased to offer a complimentary consultation on the correction of presbyopia ie inability to read without corrective eyewear. Each patient undergoes a detailed history and examination to allow an informed discussion on the best options to enhance reading vision. These surgical options include:

1. KAMRA inlay
A thin, small inlay that is implanted in one eye beneath a LASIK flap or in a pocket to allow distance, intermediate, and near vision.

2. Monovision (LASIK or Refractive Lens Exchange)
LASIK or a refractive lens exchange is performed to allow distance vision in one eye and reading vision in the other eye.

3. Multifocal Implant
A refractive lens exchange is performed using a multifocal implant to allow distance, intermediate, and near vision from both eyes.

All the options can offer both distance and near vision, however there are advantages and disadvantages of each surgical procedure. An in-depth consultation allows for an informed decision.

Laser Cataract Surgery at Bochner Eye Institute

Monday, January 14th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Bochner Eye Institute is the first centre in Canada to offer Laser Cataract Surgery with the CatalysTM laser from Optimedica. Internationally this revolutionary technology has shown enhanced precision and outcomes.

Although Traditional Cataract Surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today, most of the steps are still performed manually with a surgical blade, a bent needle, forceps, or chopper. Laser Cataract Surgery can now automate these steps, adding a greater amount of precision to the entire cataract procedure and potentially make surgery even safer and more predictable.

With standard cataract surgery the percentage of patients seeing 20/20 without correction is significantly lower than that seen with laser vision correction (60% versus 90%). A reproducible precise opening to the anterior portion of the cataract improves the predictability of the final resting position of the intraocular implant and as a result has been shown to enhance the refractive outcome. A precise anterior opening can also reduce implant tilt or decentration and as a consequence decreases the induction of other visual aberrations. Laser technology may allow ophthalmologists to meet the demands of cataract patients to the same level that has been accomplished with laser vision correction.

All patients that are seen at the Bochner Eye Institute will be offered both Traditional and Laser Cataract Surgery.