Power of glasses can now be reduced with Femto Lasik technology

The strength of eye glasses can now be reduced in Myanmar with the aid of Femto Lasik technology.   Photo: Myint Maung
The strength of eye glasses can now be reduced in Myanmar with the aid of Femto Lasik technology.  Photo: Myint Maung

The strength of eye glasses can now be reduced in Myanmar, for the first time, thanks to the introduction of Femto Lasik technology, according to ophthalmologist Prof Dr Tin Win.
“In our medical field, life is not perfect, except due to the existence of professional physicians and surgeons. We must also have abundant supplies of medicines and medical apparatuses. The technology, called Femto Lasik, is now available in Myanmar, which reduces the strength of spectacles”, said Prof Dr Tin Win at a media conference held on 6 March at American Vision on Shwebontha Street.
Thanks to the introduction of Femto Lasik technology, more than 60 patients have successfully undergone eye operations. This new technology can support the reduction of the power of glasses for those who have to wear thick lenses, despite their young age, he added.
Previously, those who wished to reduce the power of glasses had to go to Thailand or Singapore to undergo this eye surgery. This has resulted in some US$ 2 million per year leaving Myanmar. Now, eye surgeons from Myanmar can perform this operation using Femto Lasik technology.—Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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