Pioneers of Phaco Emulsification
Dr.Dipan Desai started Phaco Emulsification in India in 1987. The first Phaco machine was imported from U.S.A & since since then we have the latest generation Phaco machines. We have been keeping constantly upgraded on technology for investigations and treatments for cataracts.Read More
What is S-MICS ?
SMICS: Coaxial - micro incision cataract surgery (C-MICS) is performed through a 1.6 mm - 1.8 mm incision, and a third generation, ultra-thin, foldable intra ocular lens called MIL (Micro incision Intra ocular Lens) is implanted. This revolutionary technique of cataract removal is done using the most advanced cataract removal system in the world - the "THE STELLARIS VISION ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM".
Extremely high quality surgery has been made possible with this new technique, called Stellaris-Micro Incision Cataract surgery (S-MICS). It is one of the most advanced cataract removal systems on the planet. It allows us to use the least amount of ultrasonic energy in the eye. The heart of the machine has a sensor which takes in important parameters and reacts faster than the human brain to prevent complications.
The technique of S-MICS makes cataract surgery extremely safe, painless, speedy and very accurate. Vision recovery after surgery is near instantaneous - within a matter of minutes. There is no need forpad or bandage after the surgery. The patient may even be able to drive back home and resume the daily routines of life on the same or the next day.
Advantages of S-MICS
S-MICS reduces the incision size by approximately 50% (to 1.6-1.8mm) from the present popular size of 2.8-3.4 mm with standard phacoemulsification (from Keyhole to Pinhole).
The advantages of reducing the incision size are significant:
- Smaller incisions (50% smaller) heal faster and lead to faster vision recovery
- The original shape of eye is changed less with a smaller incision. Hence there is less chance of astigmatism and decreased requirement of post-operative spectacles
- Improved IOLs with advanced optics technology provide enhanced quality of post-operative vision and vision contrast
- Faster healing is good news for diabetic patients with a tendency to delayed wound healing.
- Less incidence of infections (as wound heals fast)
- Minimal restrictions post-operatively (as the wound heals super-fast)
- Less follow-up visits to the surgeon
- The patient can get back to his normal life-style and can watch TV or use the computer almost immediately
- MICS is safe even in summer /rainy season, thus breaking the age old myth about cataract surgery being unsafe at these times
The surgery is completed using a special lens - the MI60 MIL - which can be inserted through the original 1.6-1.8 mm. These MIL-60 lenses offer the patient a clear vision across all varying light conditions and contrast situations and are even reported to give better vision than the patient had ever experienced before having cataract! These lenses are designed to give maximal quality of vision and to reduce the rate of complications after cataract to a bare minimum.
In fact S-MICS along with MIL through a small (1.8mm to 1.6 mm) wound size is the most modern method of the cataract surgery in the world today: the conventional technique of Phaco through a 3 mm incision may be obsolete in future.
More and more cataract patients are getting the benefit of this patient friendly surgery as it leads to better healing and faster recovery.