State-of-the-Art in positioning Premium IOLs
SMI Surgery Pilot and Microscope Integrated Display provides Integrated Visual Guidance™ to the surgeon during cataract surgery with a consistent real-time eye coordinate system.
Based on anatomical eye features, SMI Surgery Guidance™ automatically registers the patient’s eye diagnostic information to the microscope camera to give a live image which assists the surgeon with a real-time adjusted tracking overlay. This distinctive technology makes ink markers obsolete, optimizes the workflow and ensures reproducible accuracy.
SMI Surgery Guidance™ supports the exact positioning of incision and LRIs, the centering and sizing of the capsulorhexis, and the accurate centering of toric and multifocal intraocular lenses.
The recently launched SMI Microscope Integrated Display™ injects all relevant visual information into the microscopes binocular eyepiece. This microscope module provide the surgeon an unique and exceptional experience in visualization and usability.
After the planning step the SMI Surgery Pilot™ will automatically match the diagnostic reference image with the surgical microscope image for patient confirmation. Based on the limbal, scleral and iris characteristics of the diagnostic reference image the rotation angle and translation between the diagnostic and the surgical view will be automatically detected. Once the patient is registered and confirmed, the real-time tracking is initialized.
Refractive correction services that are offered during cataract surgery can include special-feature intraocular lenses like multifocal and accommodating IOLs, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, and other specialized diagnostics. These services are an additional cost to patients because they are not deemed medically necessary. Newer innovations for cataract surgery aim to enhance refractive outcomes for patients who are hoping to be independent from glasses or contacts, but at a financial cost.