Can you imagine a life without reading glasses?

 

 

New lens implant technology means Cataract and Presbyopia patients can have sharp vision at both short and long distances without the use of glasses.

Innovative dual optic accommodating lens implants give patients sharp vision at all focal points: a major sight breakthrough for Cataract and Presbyopia patients. Presbyopia is the age-related deterioration in the ability to focus on close objects.

NHS consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Bobby Qureshi, one of the UK’s leading eye surgeons and Medical Director of the London Eye Hospital, has announced that he is among the first surgeons in the UK that have been trained to use Visiogen’s Synchrony lens and that he performed the first bilateral Synchrony dual optic IOL lens implant in the UK in July.

“This is a major breakthrough in ophthalmic technology. I feel so fortunate to be pioneering it in the UK,” says Mr Bobby Qureshi. “We have the potential here to change patients’ vision to how it was before their Cataract or Presbyopia..”

The spring action between the two lenses of the Synchrony design allows patients to change the focus from near, to intermediate to distant. Where in the past patients had different lenses fitted to each eye, one that would concentrate on near vision and one that would focus on distant vision, it is now possible for patients to change focus from distant to near on only one eye. It also eliminates the glare and night time halos so common with some other lenses such as multifocal implants.

The lens implant may be suitable for any patient who uses readers or bifocal/varifocals, or if a cataract is present.

The new lens implant puts previously pioneered eye implants in the shade: with other eye implants, over 70% of people are still left with a degree of long sight, short sight or astigmatism after surgery and are unable to say goodbye to their glasses.

After studying at medical school in London, Mr Bobby Qureshi trained and worked at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, one of the world’s leading eye centres, and is now Medical Director of the London Eye Hospital. As he pioneered multi-focal lens implants and specialises in cataract surgery, he was the first eye surgeon in the UK to perform Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) surgery nearly a year ago and is now one of the most experienced surgeons in the world using this lens.

To find out more about this amazing surgery, please contact Mr Qureshi by phone at (020) 70602602 or email at admin@londoneyehospital.com 

To have a look at any of the other services the London Eye Hospital offers, visit www.londoneyehospital.com

 

Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica (eye health), Las Palmas Gran Canaria

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Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica
Calle Le├│n y Castillo 211
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
T: + 34 928 49 10 90
www.eurocanariasoftalmologica.com

15% discount

Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica is a company devoted to eye surgery and ophthalmic treatments, and has been at the cutting edge of ophthalmology for almost 20 years. Facilities here are state-of-the-art.

Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica provides a complete ophthalmology service that covers all of the areas of this speciality, thereby offering on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a service that matches that of any other leading international ophthalmology centre.

Services

The company offers a full range of eye procedures and treatments makes use of the latest technology and equipment to diagnose and treat eye problems as well the services of ten prominent ophthalmologists

Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica is a company devoted to Eye Medicine and Surgery. This clinic has been on the cutting edge of national ophthalmology for almost 20 years.

Eurocanarias Oftalmol├│gica provides a complete ophthalmology service that covers all of the areas of this speciality, thereby offering on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a service that matches that of any other leading international ophthalmology centre. To do so, the company makes use of the latest technology to diagnose and treat eye problems as well as a provider directory that includes ten prominent ophthalmologists.

Treatments offered include a range of the latest medical interventions for eye health including laser surgery from Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and other surgical interventions for cataracts and glaucoma as well as contact lenses.

Colon op the most common for expats says BUPA

Striking differences in the type of healthcare needed by expats around the world were revealed for the first time today by BUPA International, the world’s largest expatriate health insurer.

Colonoscopies topped the league table of the most common procedures carried out on BUPA International’s eight million members worldwide, followed by Caesarean births. Caesareans are most popular in Africa where expats there are 30 percent more likely to have a Caesarean delivery than their counterparts in Europe.

Investigative procedures such as scans are the most common operation in Europe. Expats there have more colonoscopies than those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East combined. Gastroscopies (an examination of the gullet, stomach and small intestines) follow closely behind as the second most common procedure in Europe; however, they are rare elsewhere and do not feature at all in the most popular procedures in the Middle East.

BUPA’s associate medical director Dr Sneh Khemka said: “It’s clear that expats around the world have different health needs. The climate, culture and cuisine of the country they live in is likely to affect their health and well being over time, but these figures show that certain procedures are more common in some parts of the world than others. This could be because of trends in medical practice in the region or it could be down to local factors such as accessibility to specialist hospitals and treatment centres.”

The survey also shows that:

Expats in Africa have more operations to remove their appendix than those in any other region of the world.

Expats in the Middle East have more operations to remove their gall bladder than those in any other region of the world.

Operations to repair a hernia are common in the Middle East but rare everywhere else.

Operations to remove skin lesions and moles are common in most regions of the world.

Operations to remove cataracts feature in the top ten procedures in every region of the world.

Dr Sneh Khemka added: “When you’re living and working abroad having peace of mind about your health and care is a priority. BUPA International offers its members advice on specific health concerns related to the country they are living in, as well as access to multi-lingual health advisers who can provide advice about local healthcare facilities in every region of the world.”

For more information about BUPA International call +44 (0) 1273 323563 or visit < ahref="http://www.bupa-intl.com">www.bupa-intl.com