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50th ZEISS VisuMax in Russia and CIS countries installed at new MEDSI Ophthalmology Center in Moscow

On August 12, a new Ophthalmology Center comprising state-of-the-art surgical unit with the total area of over 500 square meters was opened at the MEDSI Clinical and Diagnostic Center on Solyanka Street in Moscow. The 50th in Russia and CIS countries femtosecond laser ZEISS VisuMax was installed and brought into operation there. From now on, the specialists of the clinic will perform laser vision correction using the ReLEx SMILE technology.

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The official opening ceremony was attended by Evgeniya Aleksandrovna Krupina, Head of MEDSI Ophthalmology Center, Alexander Vladimirovich Trubilin, Chief Ophthalmologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Rodion Sergeevich Stupin, Operating Director of MEDSI Group, and Ased Gurbanovich Guliyev, Business Development Manager for Refractive Surgery at ZEISS Russia & CIS.

Alexander Vladimirovich Trubilin, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Chief Ophthalmologist, ophthalmic surgeon, says:
«The establishment of the Ophthalmology Center logically crowns everything that has been already accomplished at MEDSI in the field of ophthalmology. Currently, there are over 50 ophthalmology exam rooms at the MEDSI clinics. Thousands of patients with eye disorders are examined there every day. This is why the competence center was created, where we are able to provide high-technology medical assistance in a variety of fields in ophthalmic surgery.»

The new MEDSI Ophthalmology Center is equipped following the best practices for ophthalmology clinic set-up. The most advanced ophthalmic surgery and diagnostic solutions by ZEISS have been collected in one place. Aside from the ZEISS VisuMax, the Ophthalmology Center also features IOL Master 700 biometer for contactless measurement of eye structures, Visulas Trion ophthalmic laser with advanced retinal treatment capabilities, Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 for visual field perimetry and contrast sensitivity testing, as well as OPMI Lumera 700 surgical microscope for retinal and glaucoma surgery, treatment of cataracts and corneal pathologies.

Ased Gurbanovich Guliyev, Business Development Manager for Refractive Surgery at ZEISS Russia & CIS says:
«On behalf of ZEISS Russia & CIS and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate you on the opening of the new Ophthalmology Center and on the installation of this milestone ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser — the 50th in Russia and the CIS countries — at this particular clinic. Achieving success is always a team work. This is why we are confident that the expertise of your specialists and our equipment together will improve the quality of patients’ life and enable us to live in a brighter world.»

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Currently, more than 1,300 ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond lasers have been installed and more than 4 million ReLEx SMILE laser vision correction procedures have been performed worldwide.

ReLEx SMILE is a femtosecond laser vision correction technology owned by Carl Zeiss Meditec company. It was developed in 2007 by a team of eye practitioners led by Walter Sekundo and Marcus Blum. SMILE surgery is performed with ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser and allows correction of myopia and astigmatism in a fast manner, with no pain and minimal surgical intervention.

By now it has been proved to be fully safe and effective. In the last two years, the number of SMILE surgeries has doubled: from 2 to 4 million. Russia ranks third overall (after China and South Korea) in the number of surgeries.
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