Designing the best lasers in the industry

Mr Glenn Carp conducting a laser eye surgery test

In our strive to provide only the safest and most effective Laser Eye Surgery, we’ve naturally discovered many new ways to improve on the industry’s standard of care and treatment.

This has lead to us finding the need for more complex protocols, more precise measurements, and more powerful lasers. However, as leaders in our field, it hasn’t been easy to find the right technology to support our new advances.

But this hasn’t stopped us; our motto has been if you can’t find what you need, well, design it yourself.

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By following this approach, we’ve separated ourselves from the crowd of Laser Eye Surgery providers who rely solely on relatively basic and generic measurements, such as your wavefront measurement and lens prescription. With such data, it’s only possible to adjust your eyes to a standard that’s good compared to uncorrected vision. However, it’s almost impossible to achieve your highest quality of vision and most accurate visual acuity.

When clinics do just enough to guarantee a ‘good’ outcome, it’s a sign their balance sheet is more of a priority than their patients. To be able to offer the highest standard of Laser Eye Surgery, a clinic needs to regularly review its systems, upgrade outdated equipment, and invest in newer, safer, and more effective technology. This costs money, of course, but if clinics fail to do so, it comes at the huge expense of their patient’s safety and satisfaction.

Our research team is always working on new advancements, but to date, here are some of the pioneering developments we are most proud of:

The Artemis™ Ultrasound Scanner

A laser is only as good as the data it receives. And so, it was during his studies at Cornell that Professor Dan Reinstein first discovered ultrasound could be used to scan the surface of the cornea with unparalleled accuracy. Using a frequency 30x that used in fetal ultrasound, Prof Reinstein was not only able to measure the thickness of the cornea but also its individual layers.

What Prof Reinstein was proposing would become the Artemis, the world’s most accurate corneal scanner, measuring at an accuracy of one micron or 1/1000mm. To this day the scanner remains the only system in the world that can fully map continuous surfaces inside the cornea — available exclusively in the UK at London Vision Clinic.

Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 90 Excimer laser

Following the development of the Artemis, Prof Reinstein continued to design new, more accurate technologies for eye centres and laser eye surgery, racking up a total of seven patents in his name. Working with the Carl Zeiss Meditec team, he helped develop the MEL 80 and the MEL 90 laser — the current day benchmark for laser eye treatment.

According to US FDA trials, the Mel 90 is the most accurate LASIK laser in the world. This is due in large part to its pioneering closed-loop energy stabilisation and semi-automatic delivery, which affords it the fastest response time of any laser.

To treat an organ as complex and individual as the human eye unsurprisingly requires technology of only the highest calibre and treatment plans of only the finest detail. Through our years of pioneering research and dedication to delivering world-class Laser Eye Surgery, these are two things we’re confident we can offer our patients. But yet again, this won’t stop us from continuing to push the boundaries of the industry and pioneer ever more effective innovations.

If you’d like to book a consultation with us, or find out more about our Laser Eye Surgery technology, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.

 

Designing the best lasers in the industry

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