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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

New Eye Care Technology


Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision. In fact, it is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 million cataract surgeries done each year. Nine out of 10 people who have cataract surgery regain very good vision, somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40. Read more about FLACS -->>

DMEK – The Next Method for Endothelial Transplantation:
Corneal transplant procedures are continuing to become less invasive with quicker visual rehabilitation and safety. For years, the standard for corneal transplantation was a full-thickness transplant wherein the entire half-millimeter thickness of the patient’s central cornea was removed and replaced with a full-thickness donor cornea. This full-thickness procedure is very successful but requires a patient to maintain their stitches for a year. In addition, nearsightedness and astigmatism is usually induced with these types of transplants and the cornea is weakened and susceptible to trauma.
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Laser Vision Correction:
Laser vision correction helps patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The VISX Star S4 IR with Wavefront guided laser utilizes an advanced Excimer laser for precision, control and safety during surgical vision correction in PRK, and LASIK. Through our careful guidance, this remarkable equipment reshapes the cornea, reducing and usually eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. At Drs. Fine, Hoffman and Sims our patients tell us how much they appreciate our commitment to optimizing this technology.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE):
Refractive Lens Exchange is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the aging lens and implantations of an intraocular lens, giving patients the ability to see objects at distance, intermediate and near ranges through both eyes individually and together. It is especially beneficial for patients over 45 who have difficulty seeing to drive, work on a computer and or read without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. In Refractive Lens Exchange Drs. Fine, Hoffman and Sims use the same surgical procedure used in cataract surgery. The main difference between Refractive Lens Exchange and cataract surgery is that cataract surgery is primarily performed to remove the patient's natural lens that is obstructing and clouding their vision and Refractive Lens Exchange is performed to reduce a patient's dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in medicine today.

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL):
An Implantable Collamer Lens is an intraocular lens implanted behind the iris and in front of the natural lens of the eye. The patient's natural lens is not removed, as it would be in Refractive Lens Exchange and cataract surgery. The ICL procedure is available for those patients who are severely nearsighted who may not be candidates for the more common laser procedures such as PRK and LASIK. Unlike laser vision correction that permanently changes your corneal shape, it's possible to remove the ICL.

Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK):
This procedure improves vision for patients with certain types of corneal diseases that cause clouding of the front, clear part of the eye like Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy, Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy.

The cornea is the front clear part of the eye. Corneal clouding (edema) most frequently occurs because of loss of the "endothelial" cells that line the inside of the cornea.
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Combine state of the art tools with world-class eye surgeons-Drs. Fine, Hoffman and Sims- key contributors to the innovative procedures used in modern eye surgery- and you have the perfect combination of experience, skill and technology. Our surgeons have performed thousands of vision correction procedures and are ready to help guide you in choosing the best option that fits your individual life style, whether you're nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic and/or presbyopic. 

Call or email to make an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for surgical vision correction. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can be reached at 541 687-2110 or drop by our office at 1550 Oak Street, Suite 5, Eugene, Oregon to find out more about the wide range of technologies and equipment we offer in our practice.

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Dr. Fine states, "Our position in the field of cataract and refractive surgery enables us to provide the latest and most advanced surgical technology.

In fact, we are proud to say that we have more cataract surgery technology available for our use than any hospital, medical school or clinic in the world.

For 20 years, we have been working closely with the leading manufacturers of our precision surgical equipment, including instruments, phacoemulsification systems and intraocular lens implants.

We also conduct ongoing state-of-the-art clinical research for pharmaceutical and viscoelastics companies.

This extensive level of involvement makes us unique in our ability to continually address the specific needs of our patients.

In many cases, our technology surpasses that of the general population of ophthalmologists."