Microsurgery (from the Greek word “micros” meaning “small”) is an open treatment of small structures of the human body which are often indiscernible naked eye. All microsurgeries are performed with the application of high-precision and high-resolution microscopes, and miniature surgical instruments.
The 50s-60s of the 20th century saw active development of microsurgery when ophthalmologists began to perform surgeries using microscopes and high quality non traumatic suture material. Manufacturing of micro instruments had been developing as well. Since then, methods and treatment alternatives have undergone numerous improvements becoming more affordable and effective.
Microsurgery is a major part of The Excimer Eye Clinic activity. Ophthalmologists all over the world report annual growth in a number of such eye problems as cataract, glaucoma и retinal disorders, resulting in a rising demand for microsurgical procedures. There are also increasing requirements for those interventions – the operations must be as less traumatic as possible with expected and guaranteed results. A post-operation period of rehabilitation must be painless and take little time with no eventual limitations to the patient in term of visual and physical loads.
Microsurgical procedures performed at the Excimer Eye Clinic
The multifunctional ophthalmologic systems including Мillennium (Bausсh & Lomb), Accurus, Infinity, Schtorz, are now applied in microsurgery operations. These systems are used in cataract therapy for phacoemulsification with the artificial IOL implantation, refractive clear lens replacent, and in complicated vitreosurgery intervention. The equipment at the disposal of the Excimer`s doctors allows to perform surgeries on both anterior and posterior segments of the eye. These systems reduce the time of the operation and ensure greater reliability. The unique features of these systems allow to apply microsurgery to patients who have previously been denied treatment for various reasons.
Computers are incorporated in the microsurgical systems to monitor the manipulations of the surgeon and to provide essential information about the surgery by voice or graphics. These systems do not make a doctor to adjust to a current program but allow correcting program settings to his needs, thus considerably facilitating the process of surgical intervention. Besides, it is important to note that a surgeon can manage without any support from a surgical team when the systems are used.
Individual approach is ensured for every patient entering the Excimer Eye Clinic. Special attention is devoted to the method of treatment in each individual case and the equipment and consumable materials used in the course of microsurgery.
Level of expertise is also very important in microsurgery. The doctors at the Excimer Eye Clinic have at least 10-15 years of experience.
All the medical staff members participate in the development of new treatment programs, conduct research and perform consultations at the Excimer group of eye clinics. The Excimer Eye Clinics pay greater attention to training of its medical and paramedical personnel, stimulate them to continuously develop their professional skills, and provide their participation in the activities of the ophthalmologic association, including All-Russia and International conferences and congresses on problems of modern ophthalmology.
The Excimer Eye Clinic has special requirements and standards for the manufacturers of medical equipment, and suppliers of expendable materials and medications. Every new partner of the Excimer Eye Clinic goes through a multi-stage system of selection based on various criteria before they are allowed to start to work with the clinic. The main task of the Excimer`sspecialists is to protect the patients against any possible risks and ensure maximum restoration of vision.