CENTURION® Vision System
Brevard Eye Center, leading the way in Cataract Surgery in the Space Cost and across the nation, is one of the first practices to adopt Alcon’s new Centurion system. Our cataract surgeons, Dr. Rafael Trespalacios and Dr. Paul Befanis now have three options for removing a cataract: ultrasonic phacoemulsification, ultrasound with oscillation, and liquification.
Ultrasonic phacoemulsification has long been the “gold standard” for cataract surgery. In phacoemulsification surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into a very small incision on the edge of the eye. This probe gently breaks the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and suctions the cataract out of the eye.
The Centurion offers a new method that uses both ultrasound and mechanical oscillation to help break up the cataract faster, and may allow the surgeon greater control of lens tissue than traditional ultrasound.
After the cataract is removed, a folded intra-ocular lens (IOL) is inserted through the micro-incision using the advanced AutoSert System, then unfolded and locked into permanent position. The small incision is self-sealing and usually requires no stitches. This type of incision heals quickly and provides a much more comfortable recuperation.
Why Brevard Eye Center invested in the Alcon Centurion System:
- The increased flexibility and multiple removal options provide surgeons with more control over the lens removal procedure.
- Physicians can choose the method of cataract removal that will most benefit the patient.
- The new technology allows your doctor of optometry, in conjunction with Brevard Eye Center, to provide the highest level of care available anywhere!
If you have questions regarding the Alcon Centurion, or would like to schedule an appointment, please click here to email us, call us at 321-984-3200 or click here to the Brevard Eye Center location nearest you.