The ORA™ System

Harness the Power of Advanced Technology


The ORA System is revolutionizing cataract surgery with its innovative approach and groundbreaking technology. By offering a comprehensive suite of benefits and features, the ORA System is designed to ensure precision, accuracy, and exceptional results for patients. Explore the key advantages of the ORA System that make it the top choice for eye surgeons and patients alike.

Real-Time Measurment

One of the standout features of the ORA System is its ability to deliver real-time measurements during surgery. This enables eye surgeons to make any necessary adjustments on the spot, ensuring that each patient receives a tailored and highly effective treatment. 

Trusted by Top Surgeons

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The ORA System has earned the trust and endorsement of leading eye surgeons worldwide. Its proven track record of delivering exceptional results makes it the go-to choice for those seeking the best in cataract surgery technology.

Customized Lens Selection and Placement

The ORA System takes into account each patient’s unique eye characteristics, enabling surgeons to choose and position the ideal lens for every individual. This personalized approach leads to better vision outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

Enhance Recovery and Patient Experience

The advanced technology of the ORA System not only improves surgical outcomes but also contributes to a smoother, more comfortable recovery process. Patients can enjoy a faster return to their daily activities and experience the life-changing benefits of clear vision.

Customized Lens Selection and Placement

The ORA System takes into account each patient’s unique eye characteristics, enabling surgeons to choose and position the ideal lens for every individual. This personalized approach leads to better vision outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

Intraoperative Aberrometry and ORA System for Cataract Surgery: Outcomes and Applications

Cataract surgery has come a long way, and with technological advancements like the ORA System for cataract surgery, it is now more precise and effective than ever. Imagine being able to correct vision during cataract surgery in real-time, ensuring optimal outcomes for patients and reducing postoperative complications. That’s what the ORA System for cataract surgery brings to the table. In this blog post, we will dive deep into the world of intraoperative aberrometry, learn how the ORA System works, discuss its benefits, and explore its various applications and success stories.

Key Takeaways

  • The ORA System offers increased accuracy and precision of IOL power calculations, improved refractive outcomes, and higher patient satisfaction.

  • It is especially beneficial for patients with a history of refractive surgery or requiring astigmatism correction.

  • Studies have demonstrated that the ORA System is a reliable method for predicting cataract surgery outcomes with improved visual results and patient satisfaction.

Understanding the ORA System

The Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System is a cutting-edge technology that harnesses the power of intraoperative wavefront aberrometer to support cataract surgical procedures. By leveraging wavefront aberrometry data, it measures and analyzes the refractive power of the eye in real-time, allowing cataract surgeons to make informed decisions during the procedure, including intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation.

The technology behind the ORA System and its benefits to both surgeons and patients are intriguing. We will delve into the specifics of ORA technology and learn more about its advantages.

ORA Technology

The ORA System employs intraoperative refractive biometry, using wavefront aberrometry data to measure and analyze the refractive power of the eye during cataract surgery. This real-time intraoperative refraction is made possible through a sophisticated process that captures and processes the way light travels through the eye to the retina, providing invaluable guidance to the surgeon in addressing refractive error.

The ORA System’s evaluation of intraocular lens power calculation utilizes the Zernicke polynomial. This mathematical equation characterizes wavefront aberrations in a pyramid structure. This information allows the surgeon to make precise adjustments during the procedure, improving the accuracy of IOL power selection and positioning, and ultimately enhancing refractive outcomes for patients.

Benefits of ORA System

The ORA System offers significant benefits for cataract surgery, particularly when it comes to improving the accuracy of IOL power calculations and reducing postoperative complications. Studies have shown that the ORA System can achieve an absolute refractive prediction error (RPE) of ≤0.50 D in 81.1% to 92.8% of eyes.

These benefits are especially pronounced for patients with prior laser vision correction and refractive surgery, and those requiring astigmatism correction. The ORA System provides real-time guidance during surgery, allowing for more precise power selection and positioning of the lens, leading to improved refractive outcomes.

This increased precision not only helps ensure optimal surgical outcomes but also contributes to higher patient satisfaction and improved quality of life.

Candidates for ORA System-Assisted Cataract Surgery

While the ORA System can enhance cataract surgery for a wide range of patients, it is particularly beneficial for two specific groups: patients with a history of refractive surgery and those requiring astigmatism correction. The ORA System’s ability to provide real-time measurements and guidance during surgery allows for more accurate IOL power selection and positioning, ultimately leading to better refractive outcomes for these patients.

We will examine in more detail how the ORA System contributes to improved cataract surgery outcomes for these patients.

Prior Refractive Surgery Patients

Patients with a history of prior myopic refractive surgery, such as myopic laser refractive surgery (LASIK or PRK), and previous refractive surgery can greatly benefit from ORA System-assisted cataract surgery. The ORA System’s real-time guidance allows surgeons to make precise adjustments during the procedure, optimizing postoperative visual outcomes and improving the accuracy of IOL power calculations.

In fact, studies have shown that the ORA System can bring the spherical equivalent closer to the intended target refraction, augmenting the accuracy of IOL power calculation in patients with a history of refractive surgery. This enhanced accuracy translates to better refractive outcomes and increased patient satisfaction postoperatively.

Astigmatism Correction

The ORA System also offers significant advantages for patients requiring astigmatism correction during cataract surgery. By providing real-time measurements of the patient’s eye, the ORA System enables surgeons to make precise calculations and adjustments for the optimal placement of intraocular lenses and accurate astigmatism correction.

Patients who undergo ORA System-assisted cataract surgery for astigmatism correction can expect the following benefits:

  • Improved precision

  • Real-time adjustments

  • Tailored correction

  • Improved visual results

These benefits ultimately lead to better postoperative outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

Comparing ORA System with Other IOL Power Calculation Methods

Despite the many advantages the ORA System brings to cataract surgery, understanding its comparison to other IOL power calculation methods and the factors influencing their accuracy remains crucial.

The subsequent sections will include a discussion on the outcomes of studies that compare the ORA System with other IOL power calculation methods. We will also delve into factors that could influence the accuracy of intraoperative aberrometry.

Study Outcomes

Several studies have compared the ORA System to other IOL power calculation methods, such as corneal topography and automated K. The results indicate that the ORA System is comparable or even superior to these methods in terms of accuracy.

One study demonstrated that the ORA System had the highest predictive accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power compared to other formulas. Another study showed that the ORA System was more accurate than preoperative methods for predicting IOL power within a certain range. These findings suggest that the ORA System provides consistent and reliable accuracy in cataract surgery outcomes.

Factors Affecting Accuracy

Various factors can influence the accuracy of intraoperative aberrometry measurements. Some of these factors include eyelid speculums, eyelid pressure, and post-operative changes. To minimize the effects of these factors, it is crucial to ensure proper speculum placement and restore intraocular pressure (IOP) to its normal level before taking measurements.

By being aware of these factors and taking the necessary precautions, surgeons can effectively use the ORA System and other intraoperative aberrometry methods to achieve accurate and precise results during cataract surgery.

Integrating ORA System into Cataract Surgical Procedures

The ORA System holds the potential to transform cataract surgery and enhance patient outcomes. However, the question remains: how can this system be smoothly incorporated into surgical procedures?

In the upcoming sections, we will delve into the significance of surgeon focus and expertise in using the ORA System during cataract surgery, and also discuss the possibilities for postoperative enhancements and modifications.

Surgeon Focus

To effectively utilize the ORA System during cataract surgery, surgeons must possess the necessary skills and expertise. This includes:

  • Proficiency in intraoperative aberrometry techniques

  • The ability to interpret real-time data provided by the ORA System

  • Skill in adjusting IOL power based on ORA System measurements

  • Knowledge of advanced lens replacement techniques guided by the ORA System

Surgeon expertise plays a critical role in the success rate of ORA System-assisted cataract surgery, ensuring accurate and precise measurements, proper interpretation of the ORA System data, and skillful execution of the surgical procedure. By focusing on developing these skills, surgeons can effectively utilize the ORA System to optimize IOL placement and improve refractive outcomes.

Postoperative Enhancement

The ORA System not only enables real-time guidance during cataract surgery but also offers the potential for postoperative enhancements and adjustments. These enhancements can include refining incisions, fine-tuning the power of the intraocular lens implant, and making any necessary changes to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient.

By leveraging the real-time measurements and guidance provided by the ORA System, surgeons can make these postoperative enhancements and adjustments with confidence, resulting in better surgical outcomes and increased patient satisfaction.

Real-World Applications and Success Stories

The ORA System has made a significant impact on cataract surgery, transforming the way surgeons approach the procedure and improving patient outcomes.

This section will highlight real-world applications and success stories from both patients and surgeons who have reaped the benefits of the ORA System in cataract surgery.

Case Studies

Numerous case studies showcase the successful use of the ORA System in various cataract surgery scenarios. For instance, the ORA System has been employed to:

  • Provide real-time measurements of the eye during surgery

  • Enable intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to measure the refractive power of the eye

  • Aid surgeons in making real-time adjustments to improve outcomes

These capabilities, enhanced by the use of a surgical microscope, have proven to be valuable in enhancing the accuracy and effectiveness of cataract surgery.

These case studies demonstrate the improvements in surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction that can be achieved with the ORA System. By utilizing this cutting-edge technology, surgeons can:

  • Refine their techniques

  • Provide patients with the best possible results

  • Ultimately enhance the quality of life for patients who undergo cataract surgery.


Patients who have undergone ORA System-assisted cataract surgery have reported feeling secure and at ease throughout the procedure, achieving satisfactory results and improved vision. These personal accounts highlight the impact of the ORA System on patient satisfaction and surgical success.

Similarly, surgeons utilizing the ORA System have noted the following benefits:

  • Improved surgical results

  • Heightened patient satisfaction due to real-time measurements provided by the system

  • More precise results

  • Decreased reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses

  • Ultimately improving patients’ quality of life.


The ORA System has revolutionized cataract surgery, offering real-time guidance and precise measurements that can improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. By utilizing this advanced technology, surgeons can refine their techniques, optimize IOL placement, and correct refractive errors more accurately. The ORA System has proven to be particularly beneficial for patients with a history of refractive surgery and those requiring astigmatism correction, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for those who undergo cataract surgery. As we continue to embrace innovative technologies like the ORA System, the future of cataract surgery looks brighter than ever.

ORA System FAQ’s

Q: How Does The ORA™ System Work?

The ORA™ system uses technology referred to as WaveFront aberrometry or intraoperative aberrometry, which allows doctors to evaluate your cornea mid-surgery.

This technology is especially useful for patients who have undergone LASIK surgery, chosen a premium IOL implant, or with an astigmatism. Without the ORA™ system,  predicting cataract surgery outcomes for these patients can be difficult.

If you are interested in cataract surgery using the ORA™ with VerifEye system, please contact us. Our team will walk you through cataract surgery, keeping your individual needs in mind.

Q: What Is The ORA™ With VerifEye+ System?

The ORA™ system allows Dr. Conlon to predict your surgical outcome. Before your cataract surgery,  Dr. Conlon uses the ORA™ to predict the IOL that will provide optimal results. Based on this information, Dr. Conlon makes adjustments to the chosen IOL as needed.

The ORA™ system also provides real-time surgical micro-measurements, by guiding Dr. Conlon during IOL placement, allowing him to make adjustments as he goes. This leads to an optimal outcome, as your surgeon can verify mid-surgery that the IOL is placed properly.

ORA™ greatly increases your likelihood of cataract surgery success and reduces your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.