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“The Panama Clinics Eye Surgery Institute offers a comprehensive service in ophthalmology with the best technology in the region. Our team of ophthalmologists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of visual disorders, based on quality criteria and the use of the latest surgical techniques”.

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VisuMax laser performs myopia and astigmatism operations without cuts and in a minimally invasive way. Unlike the rest, it does not cut or apply heat to the patient’s eye, these differences minimize postoperative discomfort and maximize the safety of the operation.

¨Now I have a new life with the same eyes, a new HD view, 4K, full 1080px… everything is there, everything comes back to me and it is the best thing that could have happened to me”.

 

– Sergio Landero

Our facilities

Ocular Pathology attention. We have modern and comforting facilities with the next characterístics:

  • Private Lobby
  • Waiting Room
  • Refraction Test area
  • Modern technology with a high standard diagnosis and treatment equipment
  • Patients preparation
  • 4 operating rooms with high technology
  • Locker room for patients
  • Available hospitalization and intensive care if needed

Specialties

  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Retina and Vitreous
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Oculoplasty

The set of surgical techniques that aim to eliminate or minimize refractive ocular defects.

These refractive problems are myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia, which can be corrected by laser techniques or through other types of treatments such as the implantation of an intraocular lens.

Procedures :

Visumax

The Visumax laser performs myopia and astigmatism operations without cuts and in a minimally invasive way, using high-precision femtosecond technology throughout the surgical process, minimizing postoperative discomfort and maximizing the safety of the operation.

The procedure is quick and painless, guaranteeing vision recovery the day after the intervention.

“Change the way you see the world, a new HD Life awaits you”

Femtolasik

Femtolasik is a type of eye laser surgery, more specifically the LASIK refractive eye surgery treatment assisted by Femtosecond laser.

LASIK is a technique used for the treatment of myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism, in which it is required to cut a corneal flap so that the laser can act to eliminate the patient’s diopter.

The Retina is essential for our vision therefore the diseases that affect it can cause permanent blindness

People with high blood pressure or other diseases that affect the arteries are more likely to develop a retinal vascular disease, which includes different disorders that affect the blood vessels or arteries within the eye.

When cells inside the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) begin to die, the process is known as retinal degeneration, which includes retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

Procedures :

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy surgery must be performed mainly extracting the vitreous humor since it prevents correct vision due to various pathologies such as:

  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Macula disease
  • Visual diseases associated with high myopia.
  • Inflammations of the eye.
  • In some cases of uveitis to treat diseases of this ocular pathology.

This surgery, which is performed under ambulatory anesthesia, is performed with very fine instruments. The next day, the patient can remove the eye patch and follow-up consultations during the postoperative period.

Cataracts obscure the natural lens of the eye and limit its ability to see details. The lens, a light-sensitive membrane in the eye, works like a camera lens.

These can cause blurred vision, dull vision, sensitivity to light and glare, and/or ghost images.

Procedures:

Phacoemulsification

Phacoemulsification is a widely used modern surgical technique for cataract operation in which the inner lens of the eye is emulsified with an ultrasonic hand tool and aspirated from the eye.

In this procedure, a small corneal incision is made to access the lens through the anterior chamber of the eye (the space between the cornea and the iris). 

Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide, this occurs when the normal pressure inside the eyes increases because the aqueous humor fluid cannot drain.

Called the “sneaky thief” of sight, they do not show symptoms until the optic nerve is already severely damaged, more if it is diagnosed early, the disease can be controlled and permanent loss of vision can be prevented.

Procedures:

Cyclophotocoagulation

Cyclophotocoagulation is a laser treatment that targets the ciliary processes of the eye and a new option for glaucoma treatment.

This procedure reduces intraocular pressure through a double mechanism since it decreases the production of aqueous humor in the ciliary processes, and it produces an increase in uveoscleral flow.

The main advantages it has over conventional glaucoma surgery are quick recovery with a much lower risk of complications.

The Cornea is a structure of the eye that allows light to pass from the outside to the inside of the eye and protects the iris and lens, as well as other ocular structures.

It has optical refractive properties and to guarantee its function it must be transparent and it must maintain an adequate curvature.

Some of the diseases that can alter their characteristics and cause defective vision are:

  • Corneal surface problems: allergies, ulcers, corneal erosions, keratitis.
  • Alterations of the corneal structure, such as keratoconus.
  • Infectious diseases caused by fungi, viruses, or bacteria.
  • Corneal dystrophies.
  • Corneal opacity.

Procedures:

Cross-Linking Corneal

Cross-linking surgery is a laser intervention specially designed to combat progressive keratoconus.

This consists of applying ultraviolet radiation to the cornea, to strengthen it and stop its deformation. The intervention lasts approximately 30 minutes and is performed on an ambulatory basis.

Oculoplasty is the part of ophthalmology that deals with the periocular facial structures (eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal duct) and includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that treat conditions of these structures, such as eyelid malpositions, loss of elasticity of the skin around the eyes, among others.

Procedures:

Pterygium

Pterygium is an inflammatory degeneration of the conjunctiva that can lead to irritation, dryness, redness, astigmatism, and loss of vision if not treated in time.

This surgery consists of removing the meatiness and replacing it with a graft from the patient’s conjunctiva, causing less risk of recurrence. It is performed on an ambulatory basis, under local anesthesia and usually with rapid recovery.

Chalazion

A chalazion is a lump or cyst that forms on the upper or lower eyelid, as a result of an accumulation of fat secretion in the sebaceous glands deep within the eyelid.

The surgery consists of making a small incision on the inside of the affected eyelid to extract the contents of the affected gland without leaving any visible mark.

This procedure is brief and not very aggressive. Is performed under local anesthesia. Recovery takes 1 to 4 weeks for bruising to completely disappear and swelling can last up to 7 days, on average.

Specialties

  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Retina and Vitreous
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Oculoplasty

The set of surgical techniques that aim to eliminate or minimize refractive ocular defects.

These refractive problems are myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia, which can be corrected by laser techniques or through other types of treatments such as the implantation of an intraocular lens.

Procedures:

Visumax

The Visumax laser performs myopia and astigmatism operations without cuts and in a minimally invasive way, using high-precision femtosecond technology throughout the surgical process, minimizing postoperative discomfort and maximizing the safety of the operation.

The procedure is quick and painless, guaranteeing vision recovery the day after the intervention.

“Change the way you see the world, a new HD Life awaits you”

The Retina is essential for our vision therefore the diseases that affect it can cause permanent blindness

People with high blood pressure or other diseases that affect the arteries are more likely to develop a retinal vascular disease, which includes different disorders that affect the blood vessels or arteries within the eye.

When cells inside the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) begin to die, the process is known as retinal degeneration, which includes retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

Procedures:

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy surgery must be performed mainly extracting the vitreous humor since it prevents correct vision due to various pathologies such as:

  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Macula disease
  • Visual diseases associated with high myopia.
  • Inflammations of the eye.
  • In some cases of uveitis to treat diseases of this ocular pathology.

This surgery, which is performed under ambulatory anesthesia, is performed with very fine instruments. The next day, the patient can remove the eye patch and follow-up consultations during the postoperative period.

Cataracts obscure the natural lens of the eye and limit its ability to see details. The lens, a light-sensitive membrane in the eye, works like a camera lens.

These can cause blurred vision, dull vision, sensitivity to light and glare, and/or ghost images.

Procedures:

Facoemulsificación

Phacoemulsification is a widely used modern surgical technique for cataract operation in which the inner lens of the eye is emulsified with an ultrasonic hand tool and aspirated from the eye.

In this procedure, a small corneal incision is made to access the lens through the anterior chamber of the eye (the space between the cornea and the iris).

Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide, this occurs when the normal pressure inside the eyes increases because the aqueous humor fluid cannot drain.

Called the “sneaky thief” of sight, they do not show symptoms until the optic nerve is already severely damaged, more if it is diagnosed early, the disease can be controlled and permanent loss of vision can be prevented.

Procedimientos:

Cyclophotocoagulation

Cyclophotocoagulation is a laser treatment that targets the ciliary processes of the eye and a new option for glaucoma treatment.

This procedure reduces intraocular pressure through a double mechanism since it decreases the production of aqueous humor in the ciliary processes, and it produces an increase in uveoscleral flow.

The main advantages it has over conventional glaucoma surgery are quick recovery with a much lower risk of complications.

The Cornea is a structure of the eye that allows light to pass from the outside to the inside of the eye and protects the iris and lens, as well as other ocular structures.

It has optical refractive properties and to guarantee its function it must be transparent and it must maintain an adequate curvature.

Some of the diseases that can alter their characteristics and cause defective vision are:

  • Corneal surface problems: allergies, ulcers, corneal erosions, keratitis.
  • Alterations of the corneal structure, such as keratoconus.
  • Infectious diseases caused by fungi, viruses, or bacteria.
  • Corneal dystrophies.
  • Corneal opacity.

Procedures:

Cross-Linking Corneal

Cross-linking surgery is a laser intervention specially designed to combat progressive keratoconus.

This consists of applying ultraviolet radiation to the cornea, to strengthen it and stop its deformation. The intervention lasts approximately 30 minutes and is performed on an ambulatory basis.

Oculoplasty is the part of ophthalmology that deals with the periocular facial structures (eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal duct) and includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that treat conditions of these structures, such as eyelid malpositions, loss of elasticity of the skin around the eyes, among others.

Procedures:

Pterygium

Pterygium is an inflammatory degeneration of the conjunctiva that can lead to irritation, dryness, redness, astigmatism, and loss of vision if not treated in time.

This surgery consists of removing the meatiness and replacing it with a graft from the patient’s conjunctiva, causing less risk of recurrence. It is performed on an ambulatory basis, under local anesthesia and usually with rapid recovery.

Chalazion

A chalazion is a lump or cyst that forms on the upper or lower eyelid, as a result of an accumulation of fat secretion in the sebaceous glands deep within the eyelid.

The surgery consists of making a small incision on the inside of the affected eyelid to extract the contents of the affected gland without leaving any visible mark.

This procedure is brief and not very aggressive. Is performed under local anesthesia. Recovery takes 1 to 4 weeks for bruising to completely disappear and swelling can last up to 7 days, on average.