Specialised Refractive equipment

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.

Excimer laser

During the second phase of LASIK the exposed area is permanently reshaped by accurately-targeted excimer laser pulses. Complex mathematical algorithms guide the excimer 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 excimer 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

During the second phase of LASIK the exposed area is permanently reshaped by accurately-targeted excimer laser pulses. Complex mathematical algorithms guide the excimer 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 excimer 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.

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 stage 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. It can also be used for peripheral iridotomy for glaucoma patients

ARGON laser

Special Investigations

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.

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 Excimer laser for precise refractive laser procedures like LASIK and PRK.

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.

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.

Anterior segment OCT & Topography

This can be compared to a high resolution CT scan of the Cornea and anterior part of the eye. It is used for Keratoconus evaluation; Cataract surgery and Corneal Intrastromal ring segment implantation planning; tear film analysis and Glaucoma screening.

Aberrometer

An Aberrometer measures higher order aberrations that are more subtle and complex refractive errors than nearsightedness and farsightedness. Because of their complex nature they cannot be corrected with glasses.

A-Scan

An A-scan ultrasound measures the length of the eye

B-Scan

A B-scan is used to do an ultrasound of the eye and can evaluate the anatomy of the eye. The scan is done with a probe on a closed eyelid and is painless