Incornea Is Pleased to Announce Its New Acquisition: The MEL 90 Excimer Laser

December 11, 2017

In January, Incornea got the MEL 90 Excimer Laser, a state-of-the-art device for high-precision refractive surgery. The new acquisition responds to the need to continue updating the institution's technological resources to offer patients faster, safer, and more effective treatments.

Currently, Incornea performs refractive surgical procedures to correct defects such as myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The MEL 90 Excimer Laser, as well as the femtosecond VisuMax laser, are state-of-the-art tools for refractive surgery.

This eye technology, which is currently used in many European and Asian countries, is now entering the Latin American market. Incornea has acquired this device because its high precision, speed, and safety make it the best technological resource available in the world for cornea and refractive surgery. Currently, both the femtosecond VisuMax and the MEL 90 Excimer Laser are only available in Colombia at Incornea.

The MEL 90 Excimer Laser is the most powerful and precise tool that is currently available for refractive Femto-LASIK surgeries. According to Richard Duffey, a member of OSN Refractive Surgery, the Mel 90 Excimer Laser has been shown double the speed of the previous lasers without compromising the accuracy of the results of LASIK procedures performed on patients with low, moderate, and high myopia. In addition to this, Duffey added that if the laser's software is operated so that thermal damage to the cornea is minimized, the laser can correct 1D of myopia for every 1.2 seconds of treatment.

In addition to its speed and excellent results, the treatment that the MEL 90 Excimer offers can result in a minimal reduction in the loss of contrast sensitivity in patients. Undoubtedly, this technology is a great step forward in the search for balance between patient comfort and good results in eye surgery.

"This excimer laser is specifically designed to meet the demands of modern refractive surgery. The equipment combines the proven safety of its previous versions with configuration options that are better suited to the requirements of patients and, of course, to the preferences of the surgeon," explained Alberto Chacon, a specialist in cornea and refractive surgery and scientific director of Incornea.

Incornea celebrates the arrival of this new technological advance, which has been used since January and has performed successful surgeries with excellent results. To learn more about this equipment and the different procedures that are performed at Incornea, we invite you to visit the news section of


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