Located in the green surroundings of Boulevard Saint Michel, our clinic occupies the first two floors of a modern building.
Recently renovated, our premises are welcoming, comfortable and comply with the latest standards for safety and hygiene.
The clinic specifically has 3 consulting rooms and 2 ultra-modern operating theatres, one dedicated to in-traocular surgery and the other to laser surgery.
Apart from the reception rooms, the clinic also has recovery rooms enabling patients to lie down and rest after an operation.
En ophtalmologie et en chirurgie oculaire, la technologie occupe une place de première importance. Disposer d’un équipement complet est un défi permanent que Brussels Eye Doctors s’attache à relever et cela dans un double but : le confort du patient et l’efficacité dans l’analyse et dans le traitement.
Pour le patient, il est en effet beaucoup plus confortable de n’avoir à se rendre qu’à un seul endroit pour réaliser toutes ses analyses et son traitement, de même que pour le médecin et le chirurgien il est beaucoup plus efficace de disposer de l’ensemble des outils au même endroit.
Parmi les nombreux équipements de la clinique, citons notamment :
A topographer is a diagnostic instrument that measures the various parameters of the cornea (curva-ture, thickness, elevation).
In particular, a topographer enables detection of regular or irregular astigmatisms (birth or induced) and anomalies like keratoconus which is a contraindication for refractive surgery. It is used in post-operative follow-up after refractive surgery and detects complications like central islands, decentering or posterior ectasia (a rare complication after lasik).
An aberrometer (or wave front analyser) is an instrument that measures ocular aberrations. The aber-rometer is made up of a laser that illuminates a mask formed by an even matrix of holes. The laser light passes through this network and projects onto the retina. The image carried out on the retina will be more or less deformed depending on the extent of the optical aberrations that the eye has.
A camera observes the retina image and measures the spots’ deviations. A map is then drawn up, which indicates exactly the cornea’s refractive power at each measurement point. This enables deter-mining not only spherical and cylindrical aberrations, but also other effects which may compromise the quality of the image formed.
A computer connected to the camera sensor then calculates the optical aberrations. If the optical sys-tem is perfect and does not cause any disruption, the light rays will be parallel and the wave front will be flat. If the wave front is deformed, the results will appear in the form of a three dimensional surface.
A pachymeter is an instrument that measure the thickness of the cornea by ultra-sound. The thickness of the cornea is used in calculating the eye’s intraocular pressure.
A fluo-angiograph is a digitalised camera used as part of a fluorescein. As part of this examination, photos of the back of the eye are taken (retina and optical nerve behind the eye) after injecting a fluo-rescent colorant (fluorescein) into a vein. In a few seconds, the colorant moves to the blood vessels inside the eye. The digitalised fluo-angiograph then enables images to be taken of the colorant as it passes through the eye.
An OCT scan is a scanner that digitally recreates without contact with the eye, the stratigraphy of the microscopic layers of the posterior part of the eye: the retina and optic nerve. An OCT scan has the advantage of neither a prick nor an injection of a contrast product.
A pupillometer is a device for measuring variations in the pupil’s diameter.
The IOL Master biometer is an ultrasound device that measure the axial length of the eye as well as the keratometry (topography of the cornea).
The specular microscope is a medical imaging instrument which establishes the number of cells in the thickness of the cornea. The microscope takes a photo of the cornea under a special light which en-ables the cells present to be distinguished both in size and shape.
The visual field perimeter is an instrument for measuring and graphically recording the visual field.
The auto-refractometer is an instrument for electronic measurement of ocular refraction.
The tonometer is an instrument for measuring intraocular pressure. There are two types of tonometers: those that involve a physical contact with the eye and those that do not. When there is physical contact with the eye, as is the case with an applanation tonometer, the eye has to be anaesthetised using drops. When there is no contact these drops are not necessary. This is the case with an air-puff tonometer which projects a jet of air on the cornea. Brussels Eye Doctors uses this type of tonometer.
Having many pieces of equipment available is definitely a positive point. But they must be up-to-date. In ophthalmology and eye surgery, technology is continuously developing. So it is essential to regularly update its range of equipment so as to make the latest technologies available to patients.
Therefore, Brussels Eye Doctors regularly carries out new investments. This policy is made possible due to the clinic’s many patients. This policy has also been implemented just recently since the clinic has just com-pletely renewed its laser platform by replacing the Excimer Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 Laser with the Ex-cimer Amaris Schwind 750S Laser. This Excimer laser is currently the most advanced in the world since it provides the greatest precision and the greatest reliability in the field of refractive surgery.