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The Laser Eye Microsurgery Centre has two operating theatres and 17 ophthalmology and diagnostic surgeries. The ophthalmology surgeries are equipped with ophthalmology units, slit lamps, applanation tonometers, phoropters, dioptrometers, optotype panels and projectors, cases of microscope slides with testing glasses. In addition, Prof. Jerzy Szaflik’s Clinic is equipped with:

  • Fakoemulsyfikator Centurion
  • Witrektom Constellation
  • Mikrokeratom Moria Evolution 3 (ALTK)
  • Nidek ConfoScan 4 confocal microscope
  • Möller -Wedel Hi-R 900 operating microscope (CU3-21 column, EF5001 foot control) with SONY PMW-10MDC video system
  • Möller -Wedel Hi-R 900 operating microscope (CU5001 column, EF5001 foot control) with SONY PMW-10MDC video system
  • Topcon SP-1P specular microscope
  • Alcon LensX femtosecond laser
  • Visumax Carl Zeiss femtosecond laser
  • Carl Zeiss MEL80 excimer laser (LS Comfort 80 patient bed)
  • Carl Zeiss Visulas Yag III Combi therapeutic laser (LSL slit lamp, Visulas Yag III laser, Visulas 532s laser, Akrus el. table)
  • Iris Medical OcuLight SLx diode laser for photocoagulation
  • Alcon PurePoint laser for photocoagulation
  • Ellex UltraQ vitreolysis laser (Tavo el. table)
  • CryoFlex Cryo-S cryosurgery apparatus
  • VEGA CBM-X-Linker C.S.O cross linking
  • KXL System Avedro cross-linking
  • DRI OCT Triton Plus Coherent Optical Tomograph 3D Topcon (LG monitor, Topcon ATE-600 table, desktop computer)
  • Reti-port/scan 21 electrophysiolograph by Roland Consult
  • Topcon TRC-50IX fundus camera (Megaplus 1.4i camera, Nikon D200 digital camera, Sony XC-E150CE camera + CMA-D2 adapter, cameras, computer, el. table
  • Optopol type 243, Samsung printer, UPS Fideltronik, AASSET monitor, iiyama monitor)
  • Quantel Medical Aviso ultrasonograph
  • Quantel Medical Aviso ultrasonograph (B1-10MHz probe, A-11MHz probe, Dell laptop)
  • Endo Optiks E4 endoscopy system
  • TearScope/Meibograph OSA eye surface and tear film analyser
  • SIS Ltd Galilei G4 keratograph (Dual Scheimpflug Analyser)
  • C.S.O. keratometer
  • Javal
  • Nidek ARK-530A auto kerato-refractometer
  • Topcon KR-1 auto kerato-refractometer
  • Topcon RM-8800 auto kerato-refractometer
  • Oculus Keratograph 3 topograph keratograph
  • IOPac Advanced Heidelberg Engineering pachymeter
  • Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 computer perimeter (electric table, Brother printer)
  • Humphrey Matrix 800 computer perimeter (Net-1 electric table, Brother printer)
  • CRS-Master diagnostic platform (Carl Zeiss Wasca Analyzer aberrometer + Carl Zeiss Atlas 9000 corneal topograph)
  • Topcon PD-5 pupilometer
  • OCULUS visuscope
  • OCULUS euthyscope

The MEL-80 laser produced by Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the most modern excimer lasers

  • the frequency of the light beam it uses guarantees there will be no thermal effects – greater safety
  • the amount of time the cornea is exposed is minimal, which means it is more comfort for the patient during the laser correction surgery,
  • the beam diameter of 0.7 mm ensures ideal corrective results. The MEL-80 LASER has a very narrow beam: 0.7 mm compared to the Visix laser, for example, (which has a beam 4.5 mm in diameter) or the Bausch&Lomb laser (here the diameter of the beam is 2 mm). The smaller the beam, the greater the opportunity for more precise correction, so the operation is safer and very effective. Correction using our laser ensures that the halo effect is minimised, and that twilight vision is very good, the MEL-80 laser is considered the best in the world in this category,
  • the MEL-80 laser has two ablation profiles: “traditional” and personal (custom v), which combines wave front with aberration – IN 2008 WE WERE THE FIRST IN POLAND TO APPLY THIS TECHNIQUE,
  • eyeball movement tracking system: the Active Eye Tracker ensures that the movement of the eyeballs is monitored during the operation. The laser is switched off if the patient looks away from the point indicated by the doctor. So if you were afraid that your eye would wander during the operation, the MEL-80 function guarantees automatic tracking of the pupil during surgery
  • MEL-80 has a special CCA system,
  • the CRS-MASTER diagnostic platform (aberrometer and topography) enables operations to be planned very precisely, and is useful in determining its effects (possible correction of sight defects). This is particularly useful for people with astigmatism, particularly if it is irregular. The WASCA aberrometer has 1452 points which comprise an entire sensor. During an eye test, we use data from around 800 points on the patient’s eye,
  • with the aid of a visual pathway we can archive the operations,
  • MEL-80 is the only non-American made laser to be certified by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration,
  • it enables made-to-measure corrections.

CENTURION® Vision System

Around 20m people around the world are estimated to suffer from cataracts. This includes an estimated 800,000 in Poland. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in the world (approx. 48%). The disease is more common among women and the over-60s. Almost everyone older than 70 suffers from cataracts to some degree. Cataracts can only be cured surgically by implanting a new lens. The phacoemulsification operation is currently the most common method of removing cataracts.

The CENTURION® Vision System phacoemulsification apparatus uses three innovative technologies – Active Fluidics™, Balanced Energy™ and Applied Integration™ – enabling clinics specialising in cataract surgery to introduce a new standard and safety for the patient during the operation. The Active Fluidics™ technology quickly detects changes to the fluid balance during cataract removal surgery and dynamically compensates it to maintain the IOP (inner ocular pressure) desired by the surgeon. The bag containing Active Fluidics™ irrigation fluid is located in the space between two plates. These plates can quickly increase or decrease the pressure on the fluid in the bag, in order to maintain the IOP required by the surgeon. Compared with the most commonly used gravitational systems on the market, where the team in the operating theatre have to manually increase or decrease the height of the bottle of irrigation fluid, the Active Fluidics™ technology allows the team to be unburdened from this manual task and concentrate more on the cataract removal surgery itself.

In addition, the innovative Active Fluidics™ technology enables the surgeon to maintain the desired IOP level throughout the entire phacoemulsification operation, which helps reduce the risk to the surgery from sudden rises or falls in the pressure of the eye being operated on.

The Balanced Energy™ technology, which uses OZIL® Intelligent Phaco (IP), optimises the ability to direct the fluid and reduces the volatility of the chamber after the occlusion has been penetrated.

The OZIL® head used in the CENTURION® Vision System is the only head on the market to feature a characteristic oscillating arm, which minimises irritation around the cut, and also requires lower strength ultrasound which reduces the risk of burning the delicate tissue.

In addition, using the INTREPID® Balanced Tip phacoemulsification tool improves the efficiency of the operation by:

  • reducing the movement of the tip around the cut
  • strengthening the pivoting movement at the far end of the tip
  • providing an alternative “straight” tip for rotating phacoemulsification

All these elements mean that the surgeon can conduct an operation more safely through a smaller incision (even 2.2 mm).

The CENTURION® Vision System, when compared to older generation systems, is also a fully expandable platform, designed to be adapted quickly to new technologies as well as to work with such current and future systems as:

  • the VERION™ system for planning operations and assisting surgeons
  • Laser LenSx®
  • LuxOR™ LX3 ophthalmology microscope with Q-VUE™
  • INTREPID® AutoSert® intraocular lens injector

Visumax Carl Zeiss femtosecond laser

Alcon LensX femtosecond laser