Ophthalmic equipment

 

" The technology you use impresses no one, the experience you create with it is everything" -Sean Gerety

Specialized refractive procedures

Femtosecond laser

Bladeless LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a flap. At the first phase of the LASIK procedure, Bladeless Lasik involves a laser that creates millions of micron-sized bubbles at pre-determined positions inside the cornea that gently separate the layers of corneal tissue. Fashioning the flap with the desired depth, size, orientation and position. This exceptional control has allowed more patients to qualify for LASIK. The difference in making the flap has brought an advanced level of safety and precision to the LASIK procedure.

 

This technology can also be used for intra-stromal corneal ring segments to treat keratoconus.

Eximer laser

During the second phase of LASIK the exposed area is permanently reshaped by accurately-targeted excimer laser pulses. Complex mathematical algorithms guide the Eximer laser to remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue at pre-determined positions on the cornea. The aim is to correct its overall curvature and in turn corrects the refractive error.

 

During Photorefractive keratotomy (PRK) refractive error is corrected with an Eximer laser without creating a flap. This method can be used for patients who do not qualify for LASIK. Although recovery time is longer results are great.

Portable Femtosecond laser

In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femto-second laser replaces the use of a blade for the 2-3 corneal incisions near the edge of the cornea and opening the bag of the lens. It also breaks up the lens and cataract for easy removal. Use of a laser can improve the precision and accuracy, potentially reducing risks of cataract surgery.

Computer Assisted Cataract Surgery

The eye theatre is equipped with specialized eye software connected to a microscope for computer assisted cataract surgery. The results of the in rooms tests are projected directly in your surgical field to optimize precision.

Corneal cross-linking

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops. It is the latest in-office eye procedure that strengthens the cornea if it's been weakened by keratoconus or other corneal disease. As a first-line treatment, the greatest aim of cross-linking is to reduce and stop keratoconus progression in the early phase of the condition.

General Procedures

YAG laser

This is a photo disruption laser system. YAG lasers are used to correct posterior capsular opacification, a condition that may occur after cataract surgery, peripheral iridotomy for glaucoma patients as well as IOL opacification clearing.

ARGON laser

Argon-ion lasers are used for retinal phototherapy for diabetic eye disease to reduce the leakage in the retina.

 

Special investigations that may be done

One of the most important factors in eye surgery is accurate data from different diagnostic tools. Our Software combines  data from our different diagnostic equipment for precise results.  Read further to see what each of these modern machines can do.

Automated lens measurement

It allows you to precisely determine the power of lens materials. It can analyze glasses or even contact lens prescriptions.

Tonometry

The measurement of intraocular pressure is part of professional glaucoma screening.  Non-contact measurement makes this examination very easy and does not require anesthesia. The measurement is made with a soft puff of air and makes the measurement of intraocular pressure gentler and more comfortable for patients.

Auto-refraction

This is the very first step in vision care: the refraction / keratometric evaluation. Refraction is the ability of the eye to refract light that enters it so as to form an image on the retina. Any refractive errors causing less than perfect vision can be quantified.

Visual acuity measurement

Skillful determination of best-corrected visual acuity is of utmost importance in a refractive practice. It is well worth the effort when the result is perfect vision correction – as with the digital phoropter and the acuity chart systems.

Humphry Visual field analysis

Your visual field is how much you can see around you. It includes your central and your peripheral (side) vision.  The Humphry field analyzer creates a map of your visual field. This map shows where you can see, as well as where you have trouble seeing things. This can be used to monitor conditions like glaucoma.

Topography measurement

This is a diagnostic device designed to deliver data for customized topography guided refractive laser surgery. The topolyzer basically maps your cornea. This information will then be used by the Eximer laser for precise refractive laser procedures like LASIK and PRK.

Wavelight Oculyzer

The Oculyzer is also a diagnostic device that allows advanced three-dimensional analysis of the eye. It is the latest high-precision tool providing a new level of diagnostic information about the anterior eye chamber, to help decision making process for customized laser vision correction and phakic intra ocular lens planning.

Optical coherence tomography

For explanatory purposes an OCT can be compared to a CT scan of the eye. This is an instrument for the management of glaucoma and retinal disease, retina assessment prior to cataract surgery, and anterior segment imaging for corneal disease.

Angiography and fundus photography

Retinal angiography is when pictures are taken of your retina and choroid through your pupil after a dye has been introduced into your bloodstream. This system provides everything you need for detailed diagnosis and follow up of eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and AMD.

Specular microscopy

The corneal endothelium is a single layer of cells on the inner surface of the cornea.

Specular microscopy is a photographic technique that facilitates rapid and accurate diagnosis of corneal endothelial disease.

Intra ocular lens measurement

It is used mainly to determine the perfect lens to use during cataract surgery. It provides an  image showing anatomical details on a longitudinal cut through the entire eye.  Keratometry is the measurement of the curvature of the cornea. Complex calculations take all these factors into consideration to determine the perfect lens for every individual.