Today, patients want not only a better visual outcome, but also less dependence on distance and reading glasses," says Dr. Y. Ralph Chu, founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center.
Most people are unaware of just how many options now exist, and continue to evolve, to reduce the need for reading glasses. Chu Vision Institute is among the first ten sites in the country, and the only site in the Midwest, to offer the Victus femtosecond laser. This innovative laser platform provides significantly improved accuracy, precision and reproducibility in performing some of the critical steps of cataract and LASIK surgery; and is approved for both cataract and corneal flap procedures.
"With the Victus platform, we are able to automate some of the steps that we have commonly performed manually," says Dr. Chu. The Victus platform offers real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the eye to aid in planning and monitoring the operation. "While we have performed thousands of successful LASIK and cataract surgeries, we feel this technology is essential to providing our patients with the best outcomes possible."
"I think people today have a different outlook toward aging, Dr. Chu says. "They want to fight the aging process and try to improve their bodies as they get older. We provide the knowledge, expertise, and options tailored to individual lifestyles, to reduce the need for reading glasses and to improve vision at all distances. We are dedicated to improving the vision of our patients so that they can positively transform their lives." Mpls.St.Paul Magazine