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Today, Dr. Hoehn will perform the first cataract surgeries ever performed in Moscow using an advanced technology called Optiwave Refractive Analysis, commonly known as ORA.

ORA is a piece of equipment that gives the surgeon real-time feedback during cataract surgery, helping them to make sure the replacement lens is selected and placed to deliver the ideal visual outcome.

Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens becomes clouded, most often as a natural part of the aging process. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens designed to deliver clear vision. Typically, surgeons perform a range of scans and calculations before surgery to calculate the ideal lens and the placement of that lens. The new ORA equipment we’ve brought to the Palouse Surgery Center gives real-time feedback during cataract surgery to supplement those pre-surgery calculations. That feedback can help the surgeon optimize their lens selection and placement to ensure the best possible visual outcome from the surgery, and verify lens placement before the surgery is finished.

In short, ORA is a piece of technology designed to improve your chances of clear, ideal visual outcomes.

Why make this investment? We’re committed to bringing the most advanced technology available to patients in Moscow and Pullman. Now, our community has access to one of the most advanced cataract surgery technologies available without driving to Spokane, Seattle or even Lewiston.

While we’ve taken on this investment, we’ve also made the technology available to any eye surgeon operating at the Palouse Surgery Center. This isn’t just an investment in our practice and our patients, it’s an investment in our entire community.

So, if you’re interested in cataract surgery, book a consult with Dr. Hoehn today and see if ORA is a good option for your vision.