Health

Como Private has eyes on the future

With an eye to the future, Como Private Hospital recently installed a new state of the art ophthalmic surgery imaging system, the Zeiss Opmi Lumera 700 and Zeiss Callisto eye.

The system will allow Como Private cataract surgeons the advantages of unsurpassed optical quality with the finest anatomical details being clearly visible, allowing the most minute detail, even under difficult situations.

General Manager of Como Private Hospital, Petrina Adams explains that the investment in the Zeiss system will allow not only improved patients outcomes but also workflow efficiencies.

"With our main focus on patient safety and recovery, together both products work as a system to provide safe and effective cataract surgery. Callisto eye offers functions that assist with the capsulorhexis, LRI incisions, IOL centration and toric IOL alignment in patients undergoing eye surgery," explains Petrina.

Como Private Hospital Ophthalmic surgeon Dr Noel Alpins, was a key driver in the new microscope trials and subsequent acquisition.

Dr Alpins explains that for him these functions ensure optimal support during surgery and aim to provide better outcomes for patients. "The Zeiss Callisto eye computer assisted cataract surgery has a touchscreen that acts as a central interface to control the surgical microscope and view OR images," explains Dr Alpins.

An Option Reference Image (ORI) of the patient's eye is taken in the clinic during pre-op testing on the Zeiss IOL Master Biometer when determining implant power required.

This image is transferred to the Zeiss Callisto eye and used to match with the patients live image so the eye is tracked in real time for implant precise placement.

The information needed by the Ophthalmologist is projected down the eye piece as well as on the screen in real time to promote precision at the incisional step of the surgery including toric IOL alignment.

"The ability to have the seamless transition from clinic to surgery eliminates the need for pre- and intra-operative eye marking," said Dr Alpins.

The new microscope has been in operation for over a month and over 40 IOL implant patients have benefited from this new advanced treatment at Como Private Hospital.