WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — In the current digital environment with state-of-the-art technology available to cataract surgeons, “it is nice to take advantage of discreet data from software and make surgical planning easier and help patients achieve the outcomes they want to have,” according to the co-founder of a “smart software” system for surgical planning.
The Veracity surgical platform (Carl Zeiss Meditec) is a cloud-based intuitive cataract surgery planning program, Kerry D. Solomon, MD, said here at Hawaiian Eye 2019.
Solomon said that Veracity can be as automated as a surgeon wants and is technology agnostic.
“It automates the lens type, make and model as well as the refractive target based upon your own individual preferences,” he said.
Advanced K selection, all available formulas and real-time IOL selection are additional features.
“With one click, [Veracity] provides sophisticated calculations,” he said noting that the software eliminates the need to use websites for calculations necessary for surgical planning.
Veracity provides warnings and data validations such as “this patient has corneal dystrophy or a previous LASIK surgery or diabetic retinopathy.”
The Veracity display in the operating room is bright and clear for the entire surgical team to view.
“I have been enamored with the Barrett integrated K. I take an IOL Master reading, a Lenstar reading and a Pentacam reading and it automatically puts all of that into Veracity so with one click – no manual entry on a website – it is doing very sophisticated calculations,” Solomon said, noting it also provides back up IOL options should they be needed.
“I have 2 full-time employees who would spend a day planning my cases for the week. Now we plan everything in front of the patients in real time,” he said. – by Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS
Reference: Solomon KD. Smart software to improve patient outcomes. Presented at: Hawaiian Eye; Jan. 19-25, 2019; Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Disclosures: Solomon reports that he is a consultant for Carl Zeiss Meditec.