Ophthalmology

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SNEC acquires new laser amidst competitive Lasik market

The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) announced, 17 Nov 2008, the acquisition and commissioning of a new laser system for its Lasik eye surgery services. The new generation VisuMax Femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss is the latest addition to its existing IntraLase and Femtec lasers used for creating the corneal flap in blade-less Lasik operations.

The SNEC listed the benefits of the new laser as :

  • having less likelihood of side-effects and complications arising from surgery, due to its lower power (1/3 to 1/4 the power of other lasers) and other features;

Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)

The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) opened in 1990 as the designated public sector centre to spearhead and coordinate the provision of specialised ophthalmological services. SNEC has nine established sub-specialties :- Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Eyeplastic, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service and Vitro-Retina. It is also involved in clinical research and education.