A Birmingham clinic is claiming a national first with a major accolade for pioneering laser eye surgery.
Ultralase has further bolstered its reputation as a leading laser eye treatment specialist, by becoming the first national provider to have all its UK surgeons accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Refractive surgeons practising at Birmingham’s Ultralase clinic at Highfield Road are amongst those to have received the RCOphth ‘Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery’ after undergoing strict assessments in areas such as surgical skills and patient management.
Ultralase in Birmingham provides a wide range of treatments for the correction of short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism, and this new accreditation follows on from the company’s recent announcement that it is the first UK provider to dispense completely with surgical blade-assisted treatments.
Staff say its clinics provide an advanced IntraLase® procedure, which uses an extraordinarily fine laser beam, is clinically proven to be safer, and offers better results and faster recovery times than blade-assisted procedures.
Mark Korolkiewicz, clinical services director at Ultralase, said: “For our refractive surgeons to be certified by the RCOphth is testament to the high levels of skill, knowledge and expertise we can offer to patients.
“At Ultralase, we pride ourselves on offering premium service and care to our patients and this RCOphth qualification is a further illustration of this.”
Kathy Evans, chief executive for the RCOphth, added: “The assessment was set up for the benefit of patients and we are delighted that the number of surgeons now obtaining the certificate has increased.”
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The company’s first UK clinic opened at the Clatterbridge Hospital, The Wirral, Merseyside in 1991. Today it has 31 clinics in a range of locations around the UK and Ireland.