American Eye Center introduces bladeless Lasik surgery
Even the utmost care and attention are not enough to arrest the deteriorating vision that can sometimes lead to either partial or complete blindness.
This sad fact calls for the establishment of a full-service, world-class, diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical eye facility that can cater to the eye care and treatment needs of Filipinos, who long for a “clearer vision.”
It was thus fortunate for the Philippines that way back in 1995, the American Eye Center, the country’s premier ophthalmic laser center for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, was put up.
In a recent briefing, Dr. Benjamin Cabrera, CEO and a specialist in cataract surgery at the American Eye Center, boasted that the center’s level of excellence is backed by the Associated Eye Specialists—the most experienced and longest-running Eye MD group, which is composed of 18 doctors who have various subspecialties.
Aside from the highly qualified optometrists, nurses and counselors that the center has become known for, American Eye Center also features the most sophisticated equipment for eye care and treatments to date.
And as if that wasn’t enough, American Eye Center has again proven why it deserves to be regarded as the leader in the eye care industry.
Cabrera, together with the center’s other specialists, recently announced to a select media group the most advanced technology for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism—the all-Laser (bladeless) Lasik surgery via the WaveLight Refractive Suite.
Known as the world’s fastest refractive platform, the WaveLight Refractive Suite, combines the most advanced lasers currently available for performing Lasik surgery—the WaveLight EX500, a 500 Hz repetition excimer laser; and the WaveLight FS200, a 200 kHz Femtosecond laser.
The FS200 Femtosecond laser is impressive because of its speed and ability to make the flap that is needed for Lasik surgery. There is no need for blades and the surgeon is given the freedom of choice with regard to diameter, shape, thickness, depth, angle and location of the flap, according to the individual needs of the patient.
Integrating seamlessly with the FS200 is the EX500, the fastest excimer laser in the market opening at 1.4 seconds per diopter of treatment. It can perform a wide range of customized treatments.
According to Cabrera, a very distinct advantage of this system over other available systems is that the Excimer laser is networked with the Femtosecond laser, thus making the procedure very convenient for the patient.
“The entire procedure is done in less than 20 minutes,” Cabrera said.
The WaveLight Refractive Suite, according to the American Eye Center, brings an unprecedented level of safety and precision, allowing surgeons to provide consistently excellent refractive and visual results when performing laser vision correction.
“We are continuing this trend with our investment in the Femtosecond technology, because we know that quality and safety must never be compromised when it comes to treating eye conditions,” Cabrera concluded.
Currently the American Eye Center has two clinics where clients can visit: Greenbelt 5 which has a laser suite, an operating, recovery and examination rooms and a spacious reception area; and its head office at the 5th level of Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
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