The FDA has recently approved a new tool for measuring the eye prior to cataract surgery, the Zeiss Humphrey IOL Master. It is the first non-contact optical coherence biometer and it allows fast, accurate measurements of eye length and surface curvature, necessary for cataract surgery.
The IOL Master is very efficient because it allows technicians to take all measurements with complete confidence in the accuracy of the results. Also, because it is non-contact (nothing touches the eye itself) there is no need for anesthesia and there is no potential for spread of contamination from the instruments.
For patients undergoing cataract surgery, The Idaho Eye Center features the IOL Master – a new laser system that offers the most accurate and precise method of calculating a person’s intraocular lens power. This is done without ever touching the eye and all within a one minute period. Simply put, this is the most accurate method to allow a person undergoing cataract surgery to see to their best potential.