FSH Acquires ORA Technology For Customizable Cataract Surgery

FSH Only Local Hospital to Offer this Advanced Eye Technology

Fresno, CA (March 8, 2017) – Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) today announced it has acquired the ORATM System surgical technology. The hospital is the only area hospital to offer this ophthalmology surgical equipment, which allows for customized cataract procedures.

Cataracts, which affect more than 22 million Americans, are the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 40. Cataracts cause vision to become increasingly blurry or hazy, colors look faded, and night vision becomes difficult. Cataracts must be removed surgically, which involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one.

The ORA System enables the surgeon to measure the patient’s focusing capabilities in real-time during surgery. This allows the surgeon to correct additional vision conditions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia, during the cataract procedure. With standard cataract surgery, additional vision issues must be corrected in separate surgical procedures.

This technology benefits patients because vision can be significantly enhanced with just one procedure. This is the most advanced method for cataract surgery available anywhere.

Fresno Surgical Hospital is committed to delivering highly-advanced ophthalmology procedures. In recent years, the hospital has invested nearly $2 million in new technology.  Along with the ORA System, FSH also offers the Verion Image Guided System and the LenSx Laser. This technology allows for more streamlined, accurate procedures and optimized results.

“It’s our goal to give Central Valley patients access to advanced, high-quality care,” says Kristine Kassahn, RN, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital. “This technology, along with our dedication to providing an enhanced patient experience, truly optimizes surgical outcomes.”

Since launching its ophthalmology service line in 2014, 13,741 eye surgeries have been completed at Fresno Surgical Hospital.


About Fresno Surgical Hospital

Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully-licensed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The physician-owned hospital was founded in 1984, and today serves approximately 17,000 patients annually. FSH’s non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. FSH was named the 2016 Hospital of the Year by Physician Hospitals of America. For more information, visit www.FresnoSurgicalHospital.com.



Nikki Cary