Innoveyes – ray tracing technology that measures and combines data to generate a multi-dimensional model of the eye for truly individualised laser eye treatment – is now available in Australia.
PersonalEyes an ophthalmology network with 10 surgery clinics in NSW and ACT, says the “ground breaking” technology generates the most realistic eye model available to date, and increases the likelihood of “super vision” (better than 20/20).
this technology will underpin the next generation of laser eye surgery, providing significant benefits to patients with diverse diagnoses
PersonalEyes Director, Associate Professor Chandra Bala, believes this technology will underpin the next generation of laser eye surgery, providing significant benefits to patients with diverse diagnoses.
“There will be improvement for patients in diagnostics, treatment and results. For the first time, a mathematical model of the eye’s optics with four refractive elements/interfaces is created, rather than the current single refractive element model, to create a more accurate treatment to improve the focus of the eye,” he explained. “With Innoveyes, we can now measure the wavefront of the entire eye, corneal topography, corneal back surface, and biometric data including corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, and ocular length.”
From these measurements the front and back surfaces of the cornea are mapped and the remaining element, the front surface of the lens, is calculated iteratively using ray tracing. This ‘eyevatar’ then becomes the theoretical model of the individual eye, which is then used to devise the recommended treatment. This is the most realistic eye model available to date.
While both LASIK and SMILE can achieve the 20/20 standard of vision, the goal of modern laser treatment is to go beyond 20/20 capability. To achieve this, an individual’s eye must be capable of very fine resolution and the treatment has to be nuanced and customised for that eye. Innoveyes makes real this possibility by not only measuring multiple elements of the eye, but by factoring in the misalignment of the natural elements. The treatments are applied to a precision of 1/100,000 of a millimetre.
“Our experience with this technology shows that 25% of patients see one line better than they ever saw with glasses, with 90% of patients able to achieve 20/15 or better,”* said Associate Professor Bala.
PersonalEyes will become the first ophthalmology group in Australia to begin using Innoveyes technology from early April at all clinics across NSW and ACT. Visit: www.personaleyes.com.au.
* Analysis of visual outcomes of 80 eyes in the conducted as an internal audit in 2022.