Alcon UltraScan Imaging System is a multi-function system targeted at clinical echographic needs in B-Scan and Biometry that can provide high-resolution posterior segment images. The B-Biometry software permits the view of both the eye landmarks and echographic reflection, which produces an axial length measurement permitting confirmation that the measurement data collected is representative of the patient’s ocular condition. The Alcon UltraScan Imaging System is part of a complete line of diagnostic and surgical products designed to meet the needs of the posterior segment surgical community.
In addition to the Alcon UltraScan Imaging System, Hoy Eye Center has acquired an ACCURUS 400 VS Complete Vitreoretinal System for posterior segment surgery. This system includes an endolaser component.
This hitherto unavailable equipment now makes it possible to undertake surgery to repair detached retinas, removal of intraocular foreign bodies and vitrectomies. HEC has made administrative arrangements with Dr. Rojas, Head of the Retinal Department at Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City. Dr. Rojas is prepared to travel to Belize once per month, or as needed. This arrangement will result in substantial cost reductions to patient care and discomfort.
In addition to the convenience of having the procedure undertaken in Belize, airfare, lodging and hospitalization costs will be significantly reduced. Patients, to date, are required to make two to three follow up trips abroad to complete treatment. This would be unnecessary if treatment is undertaken at Hoy Eye Center.
This high level of technology is unavailable elsewhere in Belize. Utilization of our services will result in convenience to the patient, reduction of companion costs, less foreign exchange loss, more efficient control by the Social Security Board, expertise being kept in-country and recognition of Belizean investment.
Hoy Eye Center’s fees for posterior chamber surgery will include the initial surgery and all follow-up treatments with Dr. Rojas (unless additional surgery is required).