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Berg Eye Center offers the most advanced and up-to-date technology in Southwest Georgia.  Cataract Surgery and other eye procedures require a skilled physician, but also require state of the art technologies to ensure each patient receives an exceptional level of care.  After consulting with one of the skilled physicians at Berg Eye Center a unique plan for your individual situation will be determined.  The use of certain technologies or procedures may assist in better surgical outcomes.

The Femtosecond Laser for Cataract Surgery

The femtosecond lasers in cataract surgery assist or replace several aspects of the manual cataract surgery including the initial surgical incisions and the breaking up of the lens.  Berg Eye Group uses the LENSX Laser, which is used in more cataract surgeries worldwide than any other femtosecond laser.  When it comes to cataract surgery you have an option of choosing the technology that’s used to perform the procedure.  You have the choice between surgery performed by hand or with the assistance of laser technology.  Either type of procedure is effective when performed by a skilled surgeon, but laser assisted-cataract surgical procedures are generally more precise.  

The ORA System

The ORA System is a big advancement in eye lens surgery.  This technology analyzes many possible imperfections of the way light passes through the eye to the retina.  ORA can tell if the eye is in focus at the time of surgery, and if it is not, the ORA System helps the surgeon focus the eye.  While the process adds a couple of minutes of time to the surgical procedure, the ORA System may improve the accuracy of a patient’s astigmatism correction and reduce the dependency on eyeglasses after the procedure. 

Centurion Vision System

The Centurion Vision System is designed to improve patient outcomes, enhance surgical control and provide a smoother procedure overall.  In removing cataracts, the clouded lens (cataract) must be removed surgically.  Cataracts cannot be removed with a laser.  One type of cataract extraction is phacoemulsification, also called phaco.  With this extraction a surgeon removes the cataract through a smaller incision than the one used in conventional surgery.  The surgeon uses a computerized instrument consisting of a needle about the size of a ballpoint pen tip.  The tip creates ultrasonic vibration, which dissolves the cataract into fine particles, which are then vacuumed through the opening in the instrument.  This approach allows for an earlier return to activity and increased physical activity after surgery.

Berg Eye Center uses The Centurion Vision System, the only intelligent phaco technology that optimizes every moment of the cataract procedure.  This revolutionary technology automatically and continuously adapts to changing conditions within the eye, providing more consistency and stability during every step of the surgery.  To learn more, visit 

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