Ophthalmology

Cataract

Surgery that allows removal of the crystalline lens (natural) that because of decay is no longer transparent producing visual loss. This surgery is performed by ultrasound (phacoemulsification) and the cataractous crystalline lens is replaced by an intraocular lens that corrects this problem but can also correct the patient's refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even farsightedness).

Refractive errors - myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia:

Surgery for Myopia

Myopia is the condition associated with visual loss in one eye stronger than normal, corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The surgery is performed using laser (LASIK or PRK) correcting the problem in the patient’s cornea. Some patients may not be candidates for this correction and require intraocular lenses with (phacoemulsification) or without cataract surgery (IOL).

Astigmatism Surgery

Astigmatism is a condition associated with visual loss in one eye that has a cornea with different curvatures and is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The surgery is performed with laser(LASIK or PRK) correcting the problem in the patient’s cornea. Some patients may not be candidates for this correction and intraocular lenses are required with (phacoemulsification) or without cataract surgery (IOL). Some patients with high astigmatism keratoconus in which corneal rings or a transplant is required for the correction.

Surgery for farsightedness

Farsightedness is a condition associated with visual loss in one eye less potent than normal, corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The surgery is performed using laser (LASIK or PRK) correcting the problem in the patient’s cornea. Some patients may not be candidates for this correction and intraocular lenses are required with (phacoemulsification) or without cataract surgery (IOL).

Presbyopia Surgery

Presbyopia is the condition associated with near visual loss that appears after age 40, corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The surgery is performed using laser (LASIK or PRK) correcting the problem in the patient’s cornea and tricking the brain with an eye focused for near (monovision) and the other for distance, the correction closest to the natural is performed with cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) and intraocular multifocal lenses as it allows each eye to focus to the majority of distances.

Eyelids

The correction of excess skin and or fat from the eyelids. This may involve exclusively the upper eyelids or also relate with the lower eyelids.

Pterygium

This is the formation of bundles of conjunctiva that invades the cornea, correction involves removing the diseased tissue and the generation of a homogeneous surface to defend the regression of the disease.

Oncology (eyelid surgery and reconstructive mohs surgery)

It is indicated in patients with malignant tumors of the eyelid and who require a complete resection with minimal removal of tissue and adequate reconstruction, the cosmetic and functional type.






Activities to be performed before the operation:

1.- Consultation with the ophthalmologist for general assessment

2.- Perform pre surgical examinations set by the surgeon


Recommended time spent in the city: between 8 and 10 days.



Medical Team

DR. CARLOS RESTREPO PELÁEZ

Physician and Surgeon 1995 Pontificia Bolivariana University
Ophthalmologist at the Pontificia Bolivariana University 2001
Board member of the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology since 2006
Head of the Ophthalmology Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe since 2002
Ophthalmologist Sandiego Ophthalmology Clinic (since 2000), Santa Lucia Eye Clinic (since 2005), Suramericana Clinic (since 2008), ER of CES Group (since 2004), Associate Professor, Pontificia Bolivariana University (since 2000) and CES (since 2004)

Member of the following societies:
Colombian Society of Ophthalmology (SCO), Colombian Association for the Prevention of Blindness (ASOPREC), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), Pan American Group for the Study of the Ocular Surface (pp), Latin American Association of Surgeons Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ALACCSA-R), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Rotary Club and former president of the Rotary New Medellín.

DRA. MARTHA ELENA VÁSQUEZ JIMENEZ

Physician and Surgeon 1990 Pontificia Bolivariana University
Postgraduate Ophthalmology 1996 Pontificia Bolivariana University
Postgraduate Professor UPB since 1996
Member of the Colombian Association of Ocular Plastic Surgery
Experience in plastic cosmetic eye surgery and reconstructive for 15 years

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