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No Blade Lasik & No Blade Cataract Surgery now in Cebu!

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events on January 5, 2012 by larrazabaleye

In order to maintain our status as one of the most advanced eye facilities in the country, we recently acquired the new Alcon LenSx – the first laser system approved by the U.S. FDA for cataract surgery. This system delivers an image guided computer precision that demonstrates an enhanced surgical ACCURACY and tremendous REPRODUCIBLITY. This has replaced many of the steps in the cataract surgery eliminating crucial steps in which may be prone to human error.

LARRAZABAL EYE  has been at to forefront of Refractive Surgery since 2002 and has performed the most number of LASIK Procedures outside Metro Manila (>10,000 procedures to date). To maintain its status as one of the premiere eye facilities in Asia, we recently updated to a brand new state of art ALCON WAVELIGHT REFRACTIVE STATION.

This station combined is one of the fastest systems in the world by breaking the speed barrier by doubling its firing rate. This offers one diopter (1.00 or 100 grade) of correction in just two (2) seconds, with a 6.5mm optical zone. It represents a new generation of refractive technology referred to as “High Performance Vision Correction,” that allows patients to achieve exceptional results under all lighting situations, day and night, reducing incidents of “halos” and glare.

The station’s Femtosecond Laser ( WAVELIGHT FS200), a 200 kHz Laser that is impressive because of its speed and ability to make the flap needed for LASIK surgery. It allows the surgeon a freedom of choice with regard to diameter, shape, thickness and location of the flap to suit the individual needs of the patient.

Centre for Sight introduces its latest technology

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events, Larrazabal Eye Press Room on November 3, 2010 by larrazabaleye

Cebu Daily News
October 16, 2010

True to its claim to bring your world into focus, the Centre for sight of Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital brings to Cebu the fastetst, most accurate and the best laser technology in the United States called the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q.

It is the latest and most advanced laser systems for refractive surgery for vision correction under the strictest conditions of safety and precision with fast and guaranteed results. It has less stress and discomfort to the patient, because at 400 treatment pulses per second, it only takes approximately four seconds of treatment to correct one diopter.

With this machine’s precision, speed and safety, it laser’s less tissue giving results right away, and also it doesn’t only improve one’s vision, it also prevents problems with night vision. The system has a unique eye-tracking system whick automatically adjusts to changes in pupil size during treatment.

This 30 million peso investment of Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital aims to provide the best service to Cebuanos, Filipinos and even to our neighbors in Asia, according to Dr. Yong Larrazabal, Chairman of the Larrazabal Eye Group. And this is also one of the services they are pushing for Medical Tourism sine it is og Global Standards, the same with famous hospitals in the United States for almost half the price.

The treatment profile for this laser was developed after intense stud of individuals who have what is called “super visiion”, or vision that is better than 20/20.

As of “Wavefront-optimized system”, the laser reshapes the cornea of your eye to mimic the pattern of your eyes with “super vision” with unparalleled customization, not only correcting the patient’s prescription but aiming to improve the “quality” of vision during daylight and prevent problems with night vision.

The Centre for Sight of the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital has been giving people the chance to see again at 20/20 vision since 2002, and they have been recognized as one of the top three Refractive Surgery Centers in the Philippines and with the most procedures done outside Manila.

For inquiries about Centre for Sight’s services and the newest laser technology in vision correction, visit Centre for Sight at the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City or call 2562020, or log in to (Noreen Tormis)

Dr. Larrazabal Attends the ESCRS 2009 Convention in Barcelona, Spain

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events, Uncategorized on September 23, 2009 by larrazabaleye

Dr. Yong Larrazabal III recently attended the 2009  ESRCS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) convention held at the CCIB (Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona), Rambla Prim last September 12 to 17, 2009 where in he is also an active international fellow.  He is one of only 4 Filipino delegates who attended the said convention.

Topics discussed were:

Sunday 13 September

11.00 – 13.00

Managing Subluxated Lenses
Chairpersons: K. Krootila FINLAND, D. Spalton UK

11.00 T. Moore UK
New insights into ectopia lentis
11.15 A. Vasavada INDIA
Surgical correction of ectopia lentis
11.30 U. Stenevi SWEDEN
Incidence and prognosis of IOL subluxation after routine surgery
11.45 A. Crandall USA
Repositioning of displaced IOLs
12.00 S. Masket USA
Scleral suturing techniques
12.15 G. Grabner AUSTRIA
Anterior chamber lenses in the management of subluxated lenses
12.30 Questions and answers
13.00 End of session

Monday 14 September

11.00 – 13.00

Cataract and Macular Disease
Chairpersons: A. Augustin GERMANY, J. Cunha-Vaz PORTUGAL

11.00 C. Lobo PORTUGAL
Diagnosis and management of post-surgical macular edema
11.15 U. Schmidt-Erfurth AUSTRIA
A review of the role and efficacy of anti-VEGF therapy in macular disease
11.30 S. Scholl GERMANY
Cataract surgery in patients with pre-existing AMD – risks and benefits
11.45 G. Richard GERMANY
Combined cataract and vitreoretinal surger
12.00 S. Rizzo ITALY
Cataract surgery in patients with diabetic retinopathy – risks and benefits
12.15 M.J. Tassignon BELGIUM
Cataract surgery and intraocular low-vision aids
12.30 Questions and answers
13.00 End of session

Tuesday 15 September

11.00 – 13.00

Chairpersons: J. Colin FRANCE, D. Epstein SWITZERLAND

11.00 J. Marshall UK
Physiological and therapeutic cross-linking
11.15 J. Hjortdal DENMARK
Biomechanics of the crossed-linked cornea
11.30 P. Vinciguerra ITALY
Technique intra-operative findings and postoperative regimen
11.45 F. Raiskup-Wolf GERMANY
Results of cross-linking in keratoconus and iatrogenic ectasia
12.00 D. Touboul FRANCE
Combining cross-linking with intracorneal segments
12.15 T. Seiler SWITZERLAND
Results of cross-linking for corneal melting disorders
12.30 Questions and answers
13.00 End of session

Wednesday 16 September

11.00 – 13.00

Surgical Solutions for High Refractive Errors
Chairpersons: Z. Biro HUNGARY, J.L. Guell SPAIN

11.00 R. Navarro SPAIN
Lens surgery in myopia: a vitreal specialist’s view
11.15 D. Reinstein UK
LASIK for high myopia: New considerations
11.30 B. Cochener FRANCE
Phakic IOLs for high ammetropia update
11.45 J.L. Alio SPAIN
Refractive lensectomy update
12.00 I. Pallikaris GREECE
Combined refractive surgery
12.15 F. Malecaze FRANCE
Genetics and high myopia: Therapeutic considerations
12.30 Questions and answers
13.00 End of session

Blessing of Sight First Clinics – Now known as Larrazabal Eye

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events on March 31, 2009 by larrazabaleye

The blessing was officiated by Msgr. Achilles Dakay. The ribbon was cut by Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and Mrs. Donna Larrazabal. All three have undergone laser eye procedure.

Dr. Yong goes to Oman

Posted in Larrazabal Eye News and Events, Larrazabal Eye Press Room on March 30, 2009 by larrazabaleye

Dr. Yong Larrazabal visited the Muscat Eye Laser Center in Muscat, Oman last April 14 to 15, 2009 to check out the Latest Excimer Laser Machine by Schwind, the Amaris.  Ziemer Femtosecond laser used to create corneal flaps without using blades. Observed Dr Maria Clara Arboleza perform surgeries.