Malta leads in the field of eye refractive surgery
The Saint James Eye Clinic has been appointed as an approved Carl Zeiss Meditec training facility. This appointment will enable the Saint James Eye Clinic to provide training for ophthalmic surgeons worldwide in the field of refractive surgery.
Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the leading world’s suppliers of medical devices and it specialises in the field of microsurgery and therefore Ophthalmology is one of the main areas of specialisation in which it excels.
It has a long-standing reputation in refractive laser surgery and currently is the only supplier of the Visumax Femtosecond Laser which is licensed to perform SMILE sur
® gery, an innovative laser refractive procedure which leads to a very quick visual recovery.
The Saint James Eye Clinic CEO Jean Claude Muscat expressed his satisfaction on having achieved this very prestigious milestone and underlined that “this is a confirmation of the hard work and dedication of all the team in providing the highest quality of service, thus guaranteeing the best possible outcomes for the patients at all times”.
Mr Muscat also highlighted the fact that for the very first time, Malta is now leading in the field of refractive surgery, rather than following as was the case in the past, and this was largely as a result of the substantial investment and advanced training programs undertaken by the specialist team in the new Saint James Eye Clinic.
The first comprehensive training program by the Saint James Eye Clinic appointed SMILE® refractive laser training centre was led and delivered by renowned oph- thalmic surgeon Franco Mercieca supported by other members of the clinical team.
The Saint James Eye Centre which is situated in Birkirkara excels in the very latest refractive surgery treatments for those patients wishing to do away with having to wear spectacles or contact lenses, and has gained a strong reputation for excellence in the quality of care it provides.