Laser Eye Surgery in UK – Ultralase – an Overview

Ultralase is the leading provider of LASIK & Wavefront treatment in United Kingdom. At the first time established in UK (January 1991), it was a sister clinic to the Toronto Facility (Canada) and opened at Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral. This clinic having specialization in PRK (Photo-Refractive Ceratectomy; first type of laser eye surgery).

LASIK (LASer In-situ Keratomileusis) technique was first introduced at Ultralase in 1995. Beside that Ultralase also extending its treatment to thousands of patients suffering from long-sightedness, astigmatism and more extreme short-sightedness.

Untill 2002, Ultralase had opened many clinics around the country which was in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Guildford, Leeds City Centre, London (Hammersmith and Tottenham Court Road), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and St Albans. An additional two clinics was built at Reading, in 2005 & Glasgow by the end of 2006.

Ultralase had gained many recognition and achievement which was:

  • Achieving rankings in the Inner City 100 Index and the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 listings.
  • Plain English Campaign’s coveted Crystal Mark in 2004 Mark for the clarity of its brochure.
  • November 2003, the first groups in the UK to install the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix Z100 laser system throughout its clinics, offering Wavefront-guided treatment, iris recognition and multi-dimensional eye-tracking capability.
  • May 2005, Ultralase performed its 100,000th laser eye surgery, and with capacity for more than 2500 LASIK eye surgeries to be performed each month.
  • June 2005, Ultralase’s first intra-ocular eye surgery.
  • Per August 2005, Ultralase had launched two new brands – Ultralase Vision Correction (continuing to specialize in laser eye treatment and other forms of vision correction) and Ultralase Medical Aesthetics (introducing cosmetic and aesthetic treatments) into the UK. The first Medical Aesthetics clinic was open in Hammersmith, London. This makes Ultralase remain at the forefront of laser eye surgery in the UK due to their continuing investment in laser technology.
  • June 2006, Ultralase introduced Intralase technology across the UK.
  • September 2006, Ultra-CK (conductive keratoplasty), the non-laser treatment for presbyopia; a gradual loss of close-up focusing ability caused by natural ageing process, was launched in clinics.

Source by Yudi Hariyanto

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