Program Overview

PhacoOptics1 ® is a powerful IOL power calculation and data management system for the ophthalmic lens surgeon to improve the refractive outcome of IOL implantation. Based on exact ray tracing (Snell's law of refraction) and paraxial ray tracing (Gaussian Optics) the IOL power calculation in this system has a superior efficiency, as documented by the scientific publications by Thomas Olsen, MD, the originator of this program.

The system is available as a stand-alone PC software system made for Microsoft Windows © (98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7). Fully installed the software includes a comprehensive manual and help system to guide the user safely through the many aspects and pit-falls of IOL power calculation.

Improved biometry means higher accuracy!

The PhacoOptics ® IOL power calculation incorporates the latest generation ACD prediction algorithms based on the complex relationship between the preoperative ocular dimensions (in particular anterior chamber depth and lens thickness) and the postoperative position of the IOL (the postoperative ACD). In this way the IOL power can be predicted not only in long and short eyes, but also in eyes with steep or flat corneas, with shallow or deep anterior chambers and with thick or thin crystalline lenses. PhacoOptics ® is particularly suited to make your patients benefit from the higher accuracy of optical biometry (eg Zeiss IOLMaster ©, Haag-Streit Lenstar ©).

'High definition' corneal analysis!

Support is given for post-LASIK cases, toric and aspheric implants with state-of-the-art handling of corneal power calculations. Clinical measurements of the anterior and posterior corneal curvatures as well as conic coefficients (Q-values) obtained by modern anterior segment imaging systems like the Oculus Pentacam ©, Ziemer Galilei © or Zeiss Visante © can be used directly by the program without any 'equivalent' K-reading.

Keep track of your surgical results!

The database system of PhacoOptics ® constitutes a mini-electronic case record system. You can save clinical data, import and export data in different formats. A highly efficient report-generator facilitates the statistical analysis of any variable with programmable search criteria. In this way it is easy to assess, document and fine tune your refractive outcome.


1 Phaco - derived from greek 'phakós', term used for the human crystalline lens