The first person treated was the same patient who 18 years ago underwent laser eye correction – the first LASIK method performed by Dr. Stodulka in the Czech Republic (the patient suffered from high myopia). Today – on Tuesday 7th February 2012 – she has undergone the first laser cataract surgery on the femtosecond laser platform called VICTUS.
The new laser method for cataract surgeries makes the surgery more gentle, safer and it significantly improves the precision of the surgery steps. The use of laser in cataract surgeries might be seen as a precursor of robotic surgery. In the small eye space, the method means a step forward within the development and technology in the field of eye medicine.
The cataract surgery is one of the most common eye surgeries. It is also the most common surgery of today`s medicine in general. There are more than 70 thousand cataract surgeries performed in the Czech Republic each year.