Get eye surgery without going “under the knife”


For someone who’s been wearing glasses since she was in 4th grade, I’ve always been interested in what the LASIK procedure could do to cure my worsening near-sightedness. Of course, after watching a demonstration on youtube where a blade scrapes off a bit of cornea, I became discouraged and just downright scared. But as I witnessed earlier today, any anxiety with blades going anywhere near your eye will soon vanish once you see the latest technology offered by AEC.

American Eye Center unveiled the most advanced technology for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism―all Laser or bladeless LASIK surgery via the WaveLight Refractive Suite.

The first of its kind in the Philippines, this new equipment is very much in demand in all premier eye centers around the world. Its acquisition by American Eye Center reinforces the latter’s commitment to be at par with global standards of quality and excellence in ophthalmic laser treatment.

The WaveLight Refractive Suite is known as the world’s fastest refractive platform. It combines two of the most advanced lasers currently available for performing LASIK surgery—the  WaveLight EX500, a 500 Hz repetition excimer laser; and the WaveLight FS200, a 200 kHz Femtosecond laser.

The FS200 femtosecond laser is impressive because of its speed and ability to make the flap that is needed for LASIK surgery. There is no need for blades. The surgeon is given the freedom of choice with regard to diameter, shape, thickness, depth, angle and location of the flap according to the individual needs of the patient. Integrating seamlessly with the FS200 is the EX500, the fastest excimer laser in the market operating at 1.4 seconds per diopter of treatment. It can perform a wide range of customized treatments.

A very distinct advantage of this system over other available systems is that the Excimer laser is networked with the Femtosecond laser. With this system, All Laser LASIK becomes very convenient for the patient. The entire procedure is done in less than 20 minutes and costs about Php 77,000 for both eyes.

The WaveLight Refractive Suite brings an unprecedented level of safety and precision, allowing surgeons to provide consistently excellent refractive and visual results when performing laser vision correction.