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Saturday February 6th, 2016 8:34AM

Gainesville Eye Associates 1st practice in state to use new system for cataract surgery

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville Eye Associates has become the first practice in Georgia to use an innovative technology, Verion, that aids its ophthalmologists in performing groundbreaking bladeless laser cataract surgeries in Northeast Georgia.<br /> <br /> Verion is an image-guided system that guides the laser during cataract surgery, eliminating many of the surgical variables and achieving even better results. Ophthalmologists at Gainesville Eye performed the first Georgia surgery with Verion on Tuesday, March 25.<br /> <br /> Gainesville Eye Associates was also the first practice in the state of Georgia to perform laser cataract surgery. LenSxbladeless surgery uses a computer-controlled laser that allows the surgeons to plan and perform the surgery to exact, individual specifications not attainable with other surgical procedures. Laser cataract surgery is safer, more accurate and offers a faster recovery to patients.<br /> <br /> "Verion will make cataract surgery even more accurate and add a new level of control to every step of the procedure," said Dr. Jack Chapman, Gainesville Eye ophthalmologist. "We are focused on bringing new technology and innovations to Northeast Georgia so that our patients can enjoy the very best treatments, and more importantly, outcomes, available."<br /> <br /> The Verion imaged guided system is the only planning and guidance system designed to improve accuracy and efficiency throughout the entire refractive cataract procedure, enabling eye surgeons to consistently achieve their patients' visual correction goals.<br /> <br /> Verion creates a detailed map of the patient's eye by measuring certain features. This is an important developmentas eyes are as unique as fingerprints
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