If you have ever seen lightning, a lot of floaaters or have experienced progressive vision loss, then you have probably heard the term "retinal detachment".
Detachment is one of the most serious and urgent eye diseases that can lead to permanent blindness and must be diagnosed and treated immediately. It can appear gradually or very suddenly. Usually when someone has retinal detachment, he can see a lot of new "flaoters" (about which we have talked about in another video) but can also flashes of light, such as lightning or camera flashes.
How do macular degeneration problems cause vision issues? In this video we will explain what exactly happens in the eye of patients who have macular degeneration. In future videos, we will take a closer look at the different stages that a patient's eye goes through, what to look out for, and how to deal with this extremely serious eye condition.
Migraine usually appears as a small gray or even light spot somewhere in our field of vision that is slowly growing. A good example to understand what the visual aura is is… have you noticed that when we look at very bright light and change our gaze we see points that flash but do not actually exist?
Did you know that there is 1 in 400 people with keratoconus? If you have heard of this condition, it is likely that you or a family member has been diagnosed with keratoconus and would definitely like to know more about it. Keratoconus is actually a disease that generally affects both eyes. Nevertheless, most of the time it is asymmetric. Thus, in some people it will be more advanced in one eye than in the other.
Is there a chance you have color blindness? There are different types of tests to diagnose color blindness and color defficiencies. In this video we talk about the Ishihara test. It is the most popular test and is used in most ophthalmology clinics.
In this video, Professor of Ophthalmology Ioannis Aslanides explains why sometimes patients have blurry vision after surgery. This might occur weeks, months or even years after cataract surgery.
How to properly apply contact lenses to your eyes. This video does not replace the necessary training you need by an optician or an optometrist on the application of contact lenses. Specialists will guide you with tips such as: proper use of contact lenses and how to clean your lenses to avoid any infections.
What is cataract surgery? When and to whom should it be done? How is it performed? Can we do it if we have myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism? In this video, Professor of Ophthalmology Ioannis Aslanides talks about the basic things you need to know about cataract surgery.
"Astigmatism": It is such a common condition that not a day goes by that it is not discussed among an ophthalmologist and the patients. The very good news though is that we can tackle it! Ιn this video, Professor of Ophthalmology Ioannis Aslanides explains everything about Astigmatism.
Do you see "flies", spots, shadows or cobwebs? Are you at risk for retinal detachment? In this video, Professor of Ophthalmology Giannis Aslanidis talks about the 3 things you need to know about this extremely common eye condition. Are flies dangerous? And how much?
Glaucoma, why is it known as the "insidious thief of vision"? Are you the 1 in 2 patients who do not know you have it? How do we deal with it? In this video, Professor of Ophthalmology Ioannis Aslanides talks about the types of Glaucoma, and the Glaucoma treatment with surgery and laser.
Today, a pioneering effort of Emmetropia Eye Institute is launched, aiming at the information of people on matters related to Ophthalmology, in an interactive and at the same time simplified way.
Dr. Aslanides and the scientific team of Emmetropia participated in the annual conference of the OMMA Ophthalmological Center in Athens, which was held under the auspices of the Hellenic College of Ophthalmology (H.C.O.). During the conference, Dr. Aslanides was one of the keynote speakers with two (2) presentations and also, as President of the Hellenic College of Ophthalmology awarded, together with Mr George Patoulis (President of the Medical Association of Athens and Regional Governor of Attica), the "Leandros Vatakas" Prize to Dr. Stefanos Economou for his multi-year contribution to the field of refractive surgery.
The Municipality of Apokoronas will implement the RADAR method, which addresses the learning difficulties children face, both primary and secondary education.
The Scientific Director of Emmetropia was invited as a keynote speaker at the VisionChina 2019 Conference, presenting the new ASLA-XTRA (All Surface Ablation in combination with corneal cross-linking) and the RADAR Method while he was also a tutor in the International CXL Expert Meeting that was held in parallel.
A small oasis of knowledge, innovation and medical technology. It is Emmetropia, in the heart of Heraklion, which over the last 15 years, has been silently innovating from Crete and for the whole world.
It is well known that over the last decades Crete plays an important role in the field of ophthalmology at international level.
In particular, at this year's European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery held in Vienna, there were four major publications on the field of refractive surgery and the cataract, which were signed by Dr. Ioannis Aslanides and the Emmetropia scientific team, who also collaborated with prominent personalities of doctors and doctors from abroad.
The Scientific Director of Emmetropia was invited as a keynote speaker at the VisionChina 2018 Conference, presenting the future of refractive surgery along with the trends of new techniques and technologies, as well as ASLA-XTRA (All Surface Lase Ablation (ASLA) ) in combination with corneal crosslinking (CXL)).
Dr. Aslanidis and Emmetropia participated in the two-day conference under the auspices of KEDE and the Panhellenic Medical Association, with the support of the Region of Crete and the topic "Health Tourism-Crete Tourism"
With the aim of developing health tourism in Crete that has the comparative advantages, the medical associations of the island, with the support of the Region of Crete, co-organize a two-day seminar on "Health Tourism-Crete Tourism" on the 19th and 20th. January at the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce. The conference is being held under the auspices of KEDE and the Panhellenic Medical Association, where representatives of the Government, public and private health, tourism, the economy and productive classes will discuss the exceptional opportunities available in the island for the development of thematic medical tourism.
Dr Stelios Smyrnakis, neuroscientist from Crete and Professor at the Harvard University Hospital discussed with the District Governor of Crete Mr Stavros Arnaoutakis the fields of research in developmental disordersas well as the implementation of a pioneering medical program at the Primary schools of Crete that will identify dyslexic students.
With the participation of parents, students, experts in the field of learning difficulties and the State, the conference on the innovative RADAR Method for the evaluation of reading fluency and any reading problems, with emphasis on dyslexia. organized by the Emmetropia and Optotech Ltd. was completed yesterday.
Emmetropia and Optotech Ltd. organize a workshop on the innovative RADAR method for assessing reading fluency and reading problems with emphasis on dyslexia. The workshop will take place under the auspices of the Region of Crete and the Medical Association of Heraklion.
Emmetropia One Day Clinic (ODC) is organizing a panhellenic scientific conference with the participation of some of the most prominent Greek ophthalmic surgeons. The workshop is under the auspices of the Hellenic College of Ophthalmology and deals with new techniques and developments in the field of Ophthalmology.
On Sunday 6/3/2016, in the room of the Lassithi Chamber of Commerce, the diagnostic approach to dyslexia through the R.A.D.A.R. Method was presented by Professor Dr. I. Aslanides and his team. The Method essentially evaluates a child's reading ability. This is the first time we have been able to offer specific quantitative measurements on a number of parameters that affect a person's reading ability.
The R.A.D.A.R. method scientific team, led by Dr. Ioannis Aslanidie, and researchers Vasilis Andreadakis and Michalis Kalaitzakis visited Cardiff, Wales, where in collaboration with the St Athan Primary School Public Primary School and the Tomorrow's Generation Special Advice Center for Dyslexic Children, they applied the R.A.D.A.R. method to children to children with English as their primary language. The warm welcome of both parties, as well as the help they have provided us throughout the course of the investigation, is worthy of congratulations and we thank them very much.
The New Innovative Diagnostic Method R.A.D.A.R. was presented on February 17, 2016, at the Parents and Guardians Association, and the speakers included: Ioannis Aslanides, Professor at Cornell University in New York and Director of Emmetropia , Nikolaos Makaronas, Pediatric Psychiatrist, Director of the Heraklion Mental Health Center and Ioannis Smyrnakis Phd in Physicomathematics from Columbia University.
An international scientific meeting of ophthalmologists was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, focusing mainly on corneal collagen cross-linking. Collagen cross-linking in the cornea is now one of the most innovative methods for the treatment of corneal diseases such as keratoconus, iatrogenic areas and various microbial keratitis.
The week of March 11-17, 2012 has been designated as World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world. It is estimated that 4.5 million people around the world are blind due to glaucoma and that number will reach 11.2 million by 2020.
New laser for eye surgery
"Revolution" in the field of Ophthalmology and techniques for the correction of corneal refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, brings innovative technology of the 8th generation SCHWIND AMARIS 750S Laser! The new technology excels in all areas compared to existing ones, as its special features promise greater accuracy, speed, safety and comfort.
March 6th is designated World Glaucoma Day. Due to the very large number of people who have lost all or a large part of their vision, all of the entities dealing with this disease are working closely together to optimize the research and care of glaucoma patients.
Recording eye movements in dynamic conditions gives us information on whether the athlete understands the area in which he is moving and whether he has the necessary perception speed to react at the right time. To improve the eyesight of athletes we need to look at it and evaluate it differently than in the past and this is only done with the methods used by athletic eyesight.
Emmetropia SA once again pioneering in the field of high quality ophthalmology, has introduced Artemis II + superior, the only one in Greece and second across Europe to use a very high frequency ultrasound eye scanner, which is equivalent to a corneal magnetic resonance imaging.
The latest generation of Laser brings a revolution in Ophthalmology! The seventh and most modern generation of Ophthalmic Laser, named SCHWIND AMARIS, breaks down any precision and speed, making corrective interventions even more effective and safe.
New paths in the education and dissemination of cutting edge scientific know-how in the field of ophthalmology are being opened by the scientific team of Emmetropia SA after organizing a scientific symposium in collaboration with one of Germany's largest laser industries, Schwind Eye Tech Solutions, 20 until April 22 at the Royal Mare Hotel on the Aldemar Hotel Chain, in Hersonissos, Crete.
Emmetropia the state-of-the-art Ophthalmologic & Refractive Center,located in Heraklion, Crete officially opened its doors on Friday 30/09/05.
This fine evening was honored with the presence of distinguished personalities of the political, social and economic life of Crete, as well as personalities from the field of science whose reputation goes beyond the borders of Greece.
Its human resources are selected withthe highest possible standards. In 2006, Emmetropia is also expected to serve as a training center for Europe and the Middle East in the use of medical lasers.