Services Biometry (A-scan Ultrasonography)

Biometry (A-scan Ultrasonography)



1. What is this service/procedure? Can you give me a simple ONE sentence description?

A diagnostic test used to calculate intraocular lens power prior to cataract surgery.

2. Who is this service/procedure for, who needs it, who will benefit from it?

Patients who are going to remove their cataracts and implant an artificial lens.

3. What is the purpose of this service/procedure?

Every patient has unique requirements for the IOL that needs to be inserted during cataract surgery. This diagnostic test calculates the optical power a patient’s artificial lens (IOL) needs to have for the patient to see well.




4. What should the patient expect to happen during this service/procedure? What is the experience going to be like?

You will receive eyedrops to anesthetize (numb) the eyes. A probe is used on the surface of the eye. The procedure is painless and takes 5-10 minutes.



5. How long does this procedure usually take?

This procedure typically takes 5-10 minutes.



6. Is this service/procedure conducted with local or general anesthesia?

No anesthesia is used for this procedure.



7. What should you (the patient) do BEFORE this service/procedure?

No special preparation is needed before this diagnostic test.



8. What should you (the patient) do AFTER this service/procedure?

No special actions need to be taken after this diagnostic test.



9. Is there anything else the patient needs to do in preparation for this service/procedure?

No special preparation is needed before this diagnostic test.



10. Who will carry out this service/procedure?

This procedure is usually done by an ophthalmic assistant or an ophthalmic technician.





Locations Offering this Service



TEH San Fernandoarrow_forward
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Acropolis Medical Centre #99B Circular Road, San Fernando.
TEH St. Augustinearrow_forward
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TIMT Building Corner Warren Street and Private Road, St. Augustine.
TEH Maravalarrow_forward
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102-103 Royal Palm Suite Hotel Saddle Road, Maraval.
TEH Freeportarrow_forward
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153 Mission Road, Freeport.