A new advance in cataract surgery is now available in St. George exclusively at the Dixie Ophthalmic Specialists at Zion Eye Institute. The new technology helps make cataract surgery easier,faster,and safer than other previous technologies. When cataracts are surgically removed,it is done with a special technique called phacoemulsification. In general,phacoemulsification involves using ultrasonic energy to break the cataract into tiny pieces and,at the same time,remove the tiny pieces from the eye through a micro-incision.
The newest advance in phacoemulsification is called “OZil intelligent phacoemulsification” and is now available at Dixie Ophthalmic Specialists at Zion Eye Institute. With OZil intelligent phacoemulsification,the ultrasonic energy is applied to the cataract in an entirely new way,with torsional oscillation that automatically adjusts during the surgery to maximize efficiency and minimize the dissipated energy into the eye. This provides faster and safer surgery,and improves post-operative results.
Dr. Jason Ahee,the medical director of Dixie Ophthalmic Specialists at Zion Eye Institute,and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Utah,said “we are continually striving to provide the most state-of-the-art technologies available. This new,advanced system will allow us to stay at the forefront of cataract surgery and enable us to maintain the safest and best possible results for our cataract patients.”