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    OPHTHALMOLOGY - Laser correction

    Laser correction of vision is replacing the traditional approaches (glasses and contact lenses).
    Laser correction of vision is the safest and the most efficient technique to treat short-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. It is currently used in over 500 centers worldwide. More than 4 million patients were able to forget about glasses and contact lenses after laser surgery improved their vision.

    Laser correction of vision at Oculus Medical Center in Lviv

    At our medical center we offer vision correction surgery in line with the world’s best standards. Vision correction surgery is performed using the state-of-the-art equipment. For the cost of laser treatments and laser correction of vision please click Pricing.

    Correction of vision using laser is quick, and the effect will be immediate! Our patients start seeing well immediately after the professional laser correction of vision at our clinic, their eyesight returns to normal within a week, and most importantly, the results are life-long. Laser correction of vision will help you have your great eyesight back. The procedure will bring back the clarity of vision and diversity of colors, while eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses once and for all.

    Important information for patients getting ready for surgery is provided at the bottom of the page under Articles link.

    Quality of laser procedures is fully dependent on the equipment used.
    Decades of research by Alcon, the world’s leading manufacturer of medical ophthalmological equipment, resulted in development of the fastest ever excimer laser Wave Light EX500. Its high efficiency is ensured by the WaveLight® algorhythm, and its quick laser head induces less dehydration of corneal stroma, is less sensitive to eye movements, making the procedure more comfortable for the patient and ensuring the optimal results.
    In our clinic we perform laser surgery using the only WaveLight EX500 device in the Western Ukraine.
    Cutting edge technologies ensure best results and grateful feedback from our patients!

    Advantages of LASIK vision correction surgery:

    – Lasts 10 to 15 minutes, with laser exposure not exceeding 30 to 40 seconds
    – Painless procedure of vision recovery (topical anesthesia applied)
    – One-day surgery, hospital admission not required
    – Minimum duration of recovery
    – The patient can see well immediately after laser correction, and it takes a week to regain normal vision
    – Predictability of results (result of laser correction can be predicted upon assessment

    2.1. Laser treatment for diabetic patients (diabetic retinopathy)

    Retinal laser photocoagulation is the standard of care for diabetic retinopathy. Usually 3 to 4 procedures are performed at one week intervals. If needed, retinal laser photocoagulation may be repeated. Quality of laser procedures is fully dependent on the equipment used. Our cutting edge laser Iridex IQ 810 (USA) is the first of the type in Ukraine, supporting both the conventional and MicroPulse modes of laser photocoagulation. This feature is of utmost importance in treatment of macular edema – the severe complication of diabetic retinopathy. Macular area is the most vulnerable and the most important part of the retina in terms of vision. Laser photocoagulation of this area can only be performed in the MicroPulse mode. This is a unique feature, enabling us to perform the procedure without a slightest tissue damage. The Iridex IQ 810 device in our Oculus clinic in Lviv is the only one in the Western Ukraine.
    Laser photocoagulation of the retina stabilizes the process in 80% of cases. This procedure significantly decreases the risk of complications requiring surgical treatment.

    2.2. Peripheral retinal photocoagulation

    There is a number of conditions causing degeneration of peripheral retina. This part of the retina is very thin, therefore retinal tears occur frequently, which may lead to retinal detachment and loss of vision. Peripheral laser photocoagulation of the retina is required to prevent this. Within 2 to 3 weeks a scar forms in the coagulated areas, which helps set boundaries of the problematic area and prevents the said complications.

    2.3. Delimiting laser coagulation for retinal tears

    Sometimes a retinal tear can be revealed by ophthalmological examination. Typically these are due to conditions, which lead to significant thinning of the retina (shortsightedness, peripheral retinal degeneration, etc.) or due to eye injuries. These tears are very dangerous, as they are likely to cause retinal detachment and loss of vision, and therefore should be treated. The procedure consists in laser photocoagulation around the tear. Within 2 to 3 weeks a scar forms in the coagulated areas, which prevents the leakage of intraocular fluid under the retina, thus preventing retinal detachment. In our clinic in Lviv these procedures are performed using the cutting edge laser Iridex IQ810 (USA), currently the only such device in the Western Ukraine.

    2.4. Focal and local laser photocoagulation of the retina

    These procedures are typically performed in our clinic for the following indications: central serous chorioretinopathy, diabetes mellitus, central retinal vein thrombosis. Central serous chorioretinopathy is when fluid from the choroid layer leaks under the neurosensory retina through a defect in the pigment epithelium. Fluid build-up leads to detachment of retinal neuroepithelium, causing deterioration of vision. At our clinic we use two modes of laser treatment for serous chorioretinopathy: conventional mode, and MicroPulse (available with the Iridex IQ 810 laser, USA). This is a unique feature, enabling us to perform the procedure without a slightest tissue damage, and thus to ‘close’ the defect in areas, where a conventional laser cannot be used because of the risk of vision deterioration. If needed, the procedure may be repeated. Focal or local laser photocoagulation of the retina is reserved for cases of mild diabetes or central retinal vein thrombosis with limited ischemic areas on the retina, which do not necessitate panretinal photocoagulation.

    2.5. Laser trabeculoplasty

    Laser trabeculoplasty is performed in order to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. The technique implies application of laser energy to trabecule in order to improve aqueous humor drainage. At our clinic we use two modes of this procedure: conventional mode, and MicroPulse (available with the Iridex IQ 810 laser, USA – currently the only one in the Western Ukraine).

    2.6. Transscleral laser cyclophotocoagulation

    Transscleral laser cyclophotocoagulation of the ciliary body (the area producing aqueous humor) is performed in order to reduce intraocular pressure in terminal painful glaucoma. Laser destroys ciliary body cells, which produce intraocular fluid. Resultant reduction of intraocular fluid production leads to decrease of intraocular pressure. The procedure is performed using the cutting edge laser Iridex IQ 810 (USA), currently the only such device in the Western Ukraine.

    Doctors:
    Новицький Ігор Ярославович
    Ihor Novytskiy
    Ophthalmology
    Новицький Ігор Ярославович
    Ihor Novytskiy
    - is the first Ukrainian professor of Ophthalmology in the Western Ukraine.

    Graduate of the Medical Faculty of Ivano-Frankivsk Medical Institute. Head of Ophthalmology Department at Sambir District Hospital (1992); Ophthalmologist at Sana Hospital, Yemen (1990-1992); Assisting Professor (1993-1997), Associate Professor (1997-2004), Professor (since 2004) of the Department of Ophthalmology at Lviv National Danylo Halytskiy Medical University.   Since 2004 – Head of Lviv Municipal Medical Center for Eye Microsurgery.

    Candidate of Medical Science (1986), Associate Professor (1998), Doctor of Medical Science (2004), Professor (2004).
    Scientific research: diagnosis, clinical features and treatment of corneal disorders, surgical treatment of glaucoma, pharmacological surgery.
    Author of approximately 100 scientific papers and textbooks, including 4 Ukrainian patents, one certificate of authorship, one textbook, one didactic handbook. Scientific supervisor of 4 dissertations.

    Key scientific works:
    Experimental and clinical studies on efficacy of dioxidine phonophoresis in treatment of bacterial keratitis and corneal ulcers (dissertation). Lviv, 1986;
    – Eye diseases (text-book for medical schools and colleges). Kyiv, Zdorovya, 1998;
    – Efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation for experimental models of corneal pathology accompanied
    with neovascularization. AbstrInt Сonf Аpplication of Аmniotic Membranein Ophthalmology. Warsaw, 2000;
    – Role of amniotic membrane grafting in treatment of corneal disorders associated with neovascularization. Ophthalmology Review, 2003, Vol.6;
    – Regulation of neovascularization in treatment of corneal disorders (experimental and clinical study) (dissertation). Lviv, 2004;
    – Efficacy of trabecula removal via the anterior chamber angle in primary open angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology journal. – 2012. – Vol. 2. – P. 19-21.

    Major specialisms:
    – Surgery of cataract (phaco-emulsification, implantation of all types of artificial lenses)
    – Surgery of glaucoma (penetrating and non-penetrating surgery, endotrabeculectomy – removal of trabeculas through the anterior chamber angle)
    – Pharmacosurgery (intraocular injections for retinal disorders)
    – Vitreo-retinal surgery (retinal detachment, diabetic eye disorders, vitreous hemorrhages, macular holes, etc.)

    First implementation of pharmacsurgery and vitreo-retinal surgery in the Western Ukraine. Development and authorship of trabecula removal via the anterior chamber angle in open angle glaucoma.
    Over 10,000 successful surgical procedures of highest complexity level.

    Смаль Тетяна Михайлівна
    Tetyana Smal
    Ophthalmology
    Смаль Тетяна Михайлівна
    Tetyana Smal
    - – Candidate of Medical Science, ophthalmologist of the higher qualification category.

    Graduate of the Medical Faculty of Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Institute.

    Medical license as ophthalmologist obtained after 3-year internship at Lviv State Medical Institute. Employed from 1996 through 2004 at the Regional Eye Trauma Center in Lviv Municipal Emergency Care Hospital.

    Since 2004 – ophthalmologist at Lviv Municipal Medical Center for Eye Microsurgery.
    Degree of Candidate of Medical Science in Ophthalmology awarded in 2008. Theme of dissertation: Efficiency of Amniotic Membrane Grafting for Non-Infectious Corneal Ulcers.

    Proficient in extra- and intracapsular cataract extraction (phacoemulsification included), various types of glaucoma surgery, surgical treatment of eye trauma. Experienced in reconstructive surgery, including iridoplasty, vitrectomy, extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, keratoplasty, blepharoplasty. Author of over 40 scientific papers. Co-author of two inventions.

    Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, European VitreoRetinal Society, Association of Ophthalmologists-Neuroophthalmologists and Glaucomatologists of Ukraine, Association of Ophthalmologists of Ukraine, senior ophthalmologist of Lviv Municipal Healthcare Administration.

    Official gratitude from the Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyy awarded in 2012 for the diligent work and significant contribution to the healthcare system of Lviv.

    Плевачук Ольга Юріївна
    Olha Plevachuk
    Ophthalmology
    Плевачук Ольга Юріївна
    Olha Plevachuk
    - is ophthalmologist, vitreo-retinal surgeon, laser ophthalmic surgeon.

    Specialisms: laser correction of vision, vitreo-retinal surgery, cataract phacoemulsification, glaucoma surgery; diagnosis of eye disorders: fluorescent angiography, keratotopography, optical coherent tomography, computer perimetry, US-biometry.

    Graduate of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University.

    2006-2008 – residency in ophthalmology in the 6th Communal Municipal Hospital, Municipal Medical Center for Eye Microsurgery, and in Danylo Halytskiy Lviv National Medical University.

    2008-2009 – ophthalmologist at Hirudo-Med medical center.
    Since 2009 – ophthalmologist at Oculus Ophthalmology Clinic and at 2nd Lviv Communal Municipal Polyclinic

    Since 2010р. – ophthalmologist at Municipal Center for Eye Microsurgery of 8th Municipal Communal Clinical Hospital.

    Postgraduate education:
    2010 – Lasers in Ophthalmology course, V.P. Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases of the Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine
    2011 – Eye Microsurgery, IOL Implantation and Phacoemulsification Methods course, P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    2011 – qualifying course at the Department of Eye Diseases of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University
    2013 – Vitreo-Retinal Surgery course, P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

    Антимис Оксана Вікторівна
    Oksana Antymys
    Ophthalmology
    Антимис Оксана Вікторівна
    Oksana Antymys
    - ophthalmologist

    Specialisms: diagnosis of eye diseases, keratotopography, fluorescent angiography, optic coherent tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasonography of the eye.

    Graduate of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University.
    Since 2006 – ophthalmologist at 3rd Lviv Municipal Clinical Hospital.
    Since 2009 – ophthalmologist at Oculus Clinic.
    2011 – Continued education course at Lviv National Danylo Halytskiy Medical University.

    Линда Наталія Євгенівна
    Nataliya Lynda
    Ophthalmology
    Линда Наталія Євгенівна
    Nataliya Lynda
    - ophthalmologist, laser ophthalmic surgeon.

    Specialisms: laser treatment, diagnosis of eye diseases, keratotopography, fluorescent angiography, optic coherent tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasonography of the eye.

    Graduate of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University.
    2009 – ophthalmologist at Lviv Airlines
    2009 – Course in Ophthalmology for Aviation and Space at Ukrainian Military Medical Academy
    2010 – ophthalmologist at Lviv Railway DTHO Polyclinic.
    Since 2011 – ophthalmologist at Oculus clinic.
    2013 – Lasers in Ophthalmology course at Filatov Institute, Odesa.

    Семчишин Оксана Миколаївна
    Oksana Semchyshyn
    Ophthalmology
    Семчишин Оксана Миколаївна
    Oksana Semchyshyn
    - ophthalmologist of the first category

    Specialisms: diagnosis of eye diseases, keratotopography, optic coherent tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasound biometry.

    Graduate of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University.

    Since 2003 – ophthalmologist at Lviv Railway Polyclinic.
    Since 2006 – ophthalmologist at Oculus Medical Center

    Sydorchuk Ulyana Petrivna
    Ophthalmology
    Sydorchuk Ulyana Petrivna
    - ophthalmologist

    Specialization — general and instrumental diagnostics:

    • keratotopography;
    • computer perimetry;
    • optical coherence tomography;
    • ultrasound examination;
    • treatment of eye diseases;
    • IOL selection.

    Education:

    In 2018, she graduated from D. Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University.

    In 2018-2020, internship in the specialty “Ophthalmology” at the D. Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University on the basis of the 8th MCL “Microsurgery of the eye” and the microsurgical department of the Volyn Regional Hospital in Lutsk.

    In 2020, he is an ophthalmologist at the Lutsk Children’s City Polyclinic.

    Since 2020, he has been a post-graduate student of the Ophthalmology Department of the D. Halytsky Lviv National Medical University.

    Since 2021, he is an ophthalmologist at the RZN Center.

    Since 2022, he is an ophthalmologist at the Oculus Medical Center and Lviv Medical Center.

    Internships abroad, conferences and seminars:

    2019. Multidisciplinary master class “Look at glaucoma more broadly” (Kyiv)

    2020 Scientific and practical conference “Diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes. A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment” (Kyiv)

    2020. Master classes within the scientific and practical conference with international participation “Refractive plein air 2020”, (Kyiv)

    2020 Scientific and practical conference with international participation “OPHTALMICHUB2020” (Kyiv)

    2021 Scientific and practical seminar: “Ophthalmic iSchool in the focus of cataracts”, (Kyiv)

    2021 Scientific and practical conference “Ophthalmology UpToDate. Theoretical foundations and clinical cases” (Kyiv)

    2021 Thematic improvement courses “Vascular pathology of the retina” (LNMU named after D. Halytskyi)

    2022. Scientific and practical conference with international participation “A new look at ophthalmology” (Krakow, Poland)

    2022, clinical practice in MC (Zamostia, Poland) “Young science 3.0”, Kyiv

    2021. “One must see one’s childhood”, Bugaz, Odesa region

    2021 “World medicine in the everyday practice of an ophthalmologist”, Kyiv

    2021 “Art of treatment”, Lviv

    2022 IV Międzynarodowa Konferencja: “OD NAUKI DO PRAKTYKI – okulistyka katamarany”, Gdańsk, 27-28.05 2022;

    2022 II Międzynarodowa Konferencja Szkoleniowa: “Nowe spojrzenie na okulistykę”, Kraków, 21-22.05. 2022.

    2022. Scientific and practical conference with international participation: “One must see one’s childhood”, Kyiv, June 11, 2022;

    2022 Scientific and practical conference accredited in Ukraine by EACCME:
    “OPHTALMICHUB2022”, Kyiv, November 25-26, 2022;

    2022 Scientific and practical conference with international participation: “Glaucoma + 2022. Glaucoma. Cataract. Eye diabetes”, Kyiv, September 9, 2022;

    2023 Master classes within the framework of the international scientific and practical conference: “Practical ophthalmology. Medical and environmental problems of today”, Riga-Kyiv, Odesa (telemyst), February 23-24, 2023: “Neuritis of the optic nerve. Differential diagnosis. Treatment”, 23 February 2023

    2023. Master class: “Ophthalmological Quadrivium”, Lviv, February 4-5, 2023;

    2023 Scientific and practical conference on ophthalmic surgery with international participation:
    “Ophthalmic Light. Ophthalmic surgery in Ukraine 2023”, Kyiv, March 3-4, 2023.

    Демчук Віталія Валентинівна
    Vitaliya Demchuk
    Ophthalmology
    Демчук Віталія Валентинівна
    Vitaliya Demchuk
    - ophthalmologist, laser ophthalmic surgeon.

    Specialisms: laser treatment, diagnosis of eye diseases, keratotopography, fluorescent angiography, optic coherent tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasound biometry.

    Graduate of Lviv National Danylo Halytsky Medical University.

    Since 2013 – Ophthalmologist at the District Military Commissariate medical commission of the 4th Communal Polyclinic in Lviv.
    Since 2013 – ophthalmologist at Oculus Medical Center.
    2013 – Lasers in Ophthalmology course at Filatov Institute, Odesa.

    Лопадчак Ростислав Михайлович
    Rostyslav Lopadchak
    Ophthalmology
    Лопадчак Ростислав Михайлович
    Rostyslav Lopadchak
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    Андріюк Ярослав Віталійович
    Yaroslav Andriyuk
    Ophthalmology
    Андріюк Ярослав Віталійович
    Yaroslav Andriyuk
    - ophthalmologist

    Specialisms: diagnosis of eye diseases, fluorescent angiography, keratotopography, optic coherent tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasound biometry.

    Graduate of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University.

    Residency in ophthalmology in the 8th Communal Municipal Hospital, Municipal Medical Center for Eye Microsurgery, and in Danylo Halytskiy Lviv National Medical University.
    Since 2014 – ophthalmologist at Oculus Medical Center and in Khodoriv District Hospital.

    Томків Уляна Миронівна
    Uliana Tomkiv
    Ophthalmology
    Томків Уляна Миронівна
    Uliana Tomkiv
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    Федус Ярина Зеновіївна
    Fedus Yaryna
    Ophthalmology
    Федус Ярина Зеновіївна
    Fedus Yaryna
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    Дерев'ягін Дмитро Олександрович
    Dereviahin Dmytro
    Ophthalmology
    Дерев'ягін Дмитро Олександрович
    Dereviahin Dmytro
    -
    Anna Shpychak
    Ophthalmology
    Anna Shpychak
    - pediatric ophthalmologist

    Specialization: diagnosis of eye diseases (optical coherence tomography, computer perimetry, ultrasound examination of the organ of vision).

    Education:

    2021 – graduated from the Danylo Halytskyi LNMU, specialty “Medical business”.

    2021-2023 – Internship at the LMMC “Microsurgery of the Eye” St. Luke’s Hospital, Lviv.

    2023 – Specialization “Pediatric Ophthalmology”, “Strabology” Kyiv

    Conferences – “Milano Retina 2022”

    Троян Ольга Володимирівна
    Troian Olha
    Ophthalmology
    Троян Ольга Володимирівна
    Troian Olha
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