China’s leading eye surgeons visit Harley St’s Advanced Vision Care

Aier Eye Hospital team at AVC, London
Aier Eye Hospital team at AVC, London

A team of China’s leading refractive surgeons from the Aier Eye Hospital Group has made a special visit to Harley Street eye clinic Advanced Vision Care (AVC) to share their exceptional knowledge and experience of Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) surgery.

Leading surgeons Dr. Qingyan Zeng, MD PHD and Dr Jin Zhou from the Aier Eye Hospital, who were in London in September with their colleagues to attend this year’s European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Congress and the 11th International Visian ICL/Toric ICL Experts Symposium, wanted to learn more about AVC after hearing about the clinic’s global reputation as a leader in the field of ICL surgery.      

AVC’s Medical Director and lead surgeon Mr CT Pillai and optometrist Jaimini Forfaria welcomed the Aier team to London’s historical Harley Street for a tour of the AVC clinic and the opportunity to exchange news and views on this innovative branch of refractive surgery.

“It was an honour for us at AVC to be visited by such a large and successful clinic as the Aier Eye Hospital and we are proud to have established a professional relationship that will benefit patients from both the UK and China,” said Mr Pillai. “We are both leaders in this field of medicine in our respective countries so by sharing our expertise this can only advance ICL surgery even further.”

Aier Eye Hospital is part of the largest chain of ophthalmology centres in China and is committed to providing world-class professional ophthalmic services.

Many Chinese ophthalmologists were amongst the 300 delegates from 35 countries who attended the two-day symposium to listen to  a stimulating blend of scientific presentations, panel reviews and case study discussions on the latest developments in Visian ICL and Toric ICL refractive surgery presented by a distinguished faculty of international refractive surgery experts.

Visian ICL has become the most popular vision correction procedure for people whose eyes are not suitable for laser treatment and there is also an increased growth in patients choosing to have Visian ICL procedures, even though they are suitable for laser treatment. As a pioneer of Visian ICL treatment, AVC is now the UK’s leader for this highly safe and effective treatment, treating more patients than any other clinic.

AVC’s elite surgical team includes Dr Goran Helgason and Professor Martin Filipec, both of whom are internationally recognised as pioneers in ICL and cataract surgery, and this expertise attracts patients from all over the world who travel to AVC’s clinic for their life-changing vision correction treatment.

Over the 10 years that AVC has been established in Harley Street, Mr Pillai and his team have transformed the lives of thousands of patients who have been able to say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses and enjoy clear natural vision through the most sophisticated, safe and pain-free laser and non-laser procedures.

“At AVC we welcome patients from countries all over the world who have thoroughly researched the subject on the internet and chosen AVC for their treatment,” said Mr Pillai. “Even with the expense of flying half way round the world, it’s an investment that no-one ever regrets. When it comes to your eyesight, the importance of choosing a clinic with a proven safety record cannot be overstated.”

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