NEW ARRIVAL AT COLUMBIA-ST. MARY’S: NEW OPERATING MICROSCOPE By Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin
It has arrived: A fabulous new operating microscope at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon for eye surgery! I started using the new Zeiss Lumera 700 microscope last month and could not be more pleased. Now only does the eye appear clearer through the new microscope but the unit is fully integrated for ease of use.
The Lumera has a special lighting system that highlights every detail of the eye, kind of like going from a regular to a high definition view. It also has a wider depth of focusing so I can see different parts in the eye all at once without refocusing. The result is a safer procedure and a happier doctor, what’s not to like?
As if those key attributes were not enough, now we have a monitor in the room so the operating room staff can know how the surgery is proceeding. While all microscopes have a foot pedal controls the lighting and focusing, the one for Lumera has many other programmable functions to suite each individual doctor. All that and no annoying wires – it runs on Bluetooth.
Cataract surgery may be a quick procedure but it involves many small steps. When I can see better and don’t have to take the time to keep refocusing, I can concentrate of what matters: achieving the best possible outcome for my patients.
So thank you Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital! We already have the best cataract machine there (the Alcon Centurion) and now the state-of-the art operating microscope. Their commitment to excellence in eye care is much appreciated.
For more information about cataract symptoms and surgical options, call for an appointment or visit our web site. It is not your grandmother’s procedure.
Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in medical and surgical eye care including small incision cataract surgery and LASIK vision correction.
For more eye care information, call 262-241-1919 or visit www.LakeShoreVision.com.