Eye surgery has known an enormous evolution during the past few years and is one of the most technological areas within the field of medicine. The introduction of new equipment such as the Visumax femtosecond laser has made it possible for most patients to work and drive again only 48 hours after the eye surgery. On the other hand, the increased complexity of the equipment requires a much higher degree of expertise from the surgeon.
Dr. Van Cleynenbreugel is part of the so-called Zeiss Power Users, a team of international experts that guide the latest technological developments of Zeiss equipment and put them into practice.
The Zeiss Meditec lasers that we use distinguish themselves from other comparable lasers:
- The MEL Excimer laser is more accurate than other lasers on the market. This has been demonstrated by the Food and Drug administration.
- The Visumax femtosecond laser is the only laser that is fast and accurate enough for 3-dimensional lasering. It enables us to create a 3D lenticule in the cornea with the highest accuracy. This is an absolute prerequisite for the ReLEx smile treatment. Femtosecond lasers typically create a short, high pressure in the eye, whereby the bloodflow to the retina is cut off. The Visumaxlaser on the other hand works with very low pressure.
The new generation of measurement equipment is capable of mapping the exact shape of the eye with extremely high precision. These measurements are important for the planning of the surgery. You will notice that all examinations at Medifocus are being executed meticulously.
- Topography charts the shape of the eye. It is extremely important that the shape of the front of the eye is nice and regular because this is where the correction will be performed. We have 2 different topographic systems, which allows us to perform a very thorough analysis of the eye’s regularity.
- The CSO Aberro deflects a signal in the eye and thereby measures the refraction of light within the eye. Near- and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism and so-called aberrations are measured up to 45000 points. These measurements determine the treatment plan. If necessary, the smallest deviations in the refraction of light (so-called aberrations) can be treated.
- The Sirius measures the size of the pupil in different circumstances. This gives us an idea of how long it will take the patient to recover perfect night vision after the treatment.
We perform these measurements during the preliminary examination, after which we will advise you regarding the possible treatments.
Typical for an extramural centre like Medifocus is the efficient way of healthcare provision in combination with a high degree of flexibility. After an intensive eye examination, your eye treatments are adapted to your personal needs and desires. Indeed, not 2 patients are alike. Everyone has his own profession, hobbies and lifestyle. The customisation of the eye treatments to these factors is one of the most important keys to success.
|In use since||1990||2000||2010|
|Recovery of eyesight||7 days||24 hours||24 hours|
|Full stabilization of eyesight||6 months||4 months||4 months|
|Side effect after treatment||Irritation, lasting 3days, occasional pain possible||Irritation lasting 24hours||Irritation lasting 6 hours|
|Risk of dislocation, tearing or loss of corneal flap||No||Yes||No|
|Dryness of the eye after treatment||Yes, temporary||Yes, permanent in rare cases||No|
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