Combining the Ziemer LDV Z8 Femtosecond Laser and the Oculentis FEMTIS Intraocular Lens (IOL) , to offer over five times the precision of a manual procedure during surgery.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — VISTA Eye Specialist(VISTA), one of the leading Eye Specialist Centers in Malaysia, today announced a new advancement in Cataract Surgery by uniting the Z8 Femtosecond Laser and the FEMTIS. This combination offers high level precision and results to the procedure, ensuring optimum vision that lasts.
"We have definitely impressed upon the future of eye surgery by providing a highly precise and accurate procedure in a Cataract Surgery which satisfies the high expectations of surgeons and their patients. We have also committed a dedicated team of experts and the resources to redefine the way we improve eyesight after surgery as part of our efforts to set Malaysia as one of the top medical destination globally," said Lim Boon Siong, CEO of VISTA.
"As one of Asia’s pioneers in offering this new combination, VISTA is now leading a new effort to combine the top two emerging Cataract technologies, which have previously been developed separately, to exponentially increase the stability and safety of Cataract Surgery as a whole. This combination has multiple possibilities to evolve and change the future of how Cataract Surgery is done and elevate Eye Care to the next stage," added Lim Boon Siong.
Voted no.6 on the Top Ten Medical Innovations by Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s top healthcare providers, Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) was introduced in 2009 and has since seen its popularity and usage surge all over the world. As the forefront of FLACS technology, VISTA’s Z8 Femtosecond Laser by Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems from Switzerland, allows Cataract Surgery an unsurpassed level of precision, over five times that of the manual processes. The treatment, supported by real-time analysis and mapping via an intelligent Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) visualization system, will create incisions, lens fragmentation, and perform a much more precise capsulotomy (a circular incision in the lens capsular bag).
"This laser technology helps overcome many challenges experienced in the manual Cataract procedure, especially when creating the opening in the capsular bag. An improperly created opening may cause for higher risks of shrinkage, resulting in a decentered, tilted or rotated lens. This could significantly affect the quality of vision as patients’ age. With longer life expectancies and more active lifestyles, there is a rising demand for quality vision during the patient’s golden years," added Dr. Aloysius Joseph Low, Chief Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at VISTA.
Taking advantage of the benefits of a superior capsular opening done by a laser, the FEMTIS IOL by Oculentis from Germany, sought to solve the problem by introducing specially designed haptics that can be anchored to the perfectly circular capsulotomy. Studies have shown that this allows the lens to stay right in the middle of the capsular opening, resulting in a perfect centration with high rotational stability to optimize the lens function, thus allowing patients to enjoy lasting visual quality even as they age.
"There’s also a strong demand from younger patients in their forties, particularly those who experience problems reading, a condition known as presbyopia. A Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedure employing the above combination would certainly help," mentions Dr Alan Koh, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at VISTA.
"A RLE procedure involves removing the patient’s natural lens before it becomes a Cataract and replacing it with premium multifocal IOLs, allowing for greater ease in their daily activities, such as reading, driving, and using a computer. The FEMTIS IOL and Ziemer LDV Z8 combination offers an opportunity for the patient to enjoy that vision longer and better than it would have been."
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About VISTA Eye Specialist
VISTA is one of the largest Eye Specialist Centers in Malaysia, with 8 branches that specializes in Cataract and Refractive Surgeries – including FemtoLASIK and Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lenses), Cataract Surgeries with the Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser, and the Oculentis Family of lenses among its large selection of IOL lenses and many more. As of to date, VISTA has performed over 30,000 surgeries and has now a dedicated team of over 80 highly trained and committed staff that has served over 230,000 patients since 1999.
VISTA is also one of the pioneer centers in the world to be involved in Femtosecond Cataract Surgeries since 2011 and has gone on to perform over 5,000 FLACS surgeries as of this writing. VISTA has also been implanting the Oculentis Family of LENTIS lenses since 2012 – offering the most complete range of IOLs to provide patients with unique visual needs the right lens for their lifestyle.
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