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What inspired me to enter the world of refractive surgery?

Published on 21st December 2016 by Mr Manoj Mathai

Mr Manoj Mathai

“For me, refractive laser surgery is the ultimate example of high end technology working wonders on the human body.

From the microkeratome that fashions a corneal flap thinner than a human hair, to the ultrafine laser beam that reshapes the cornea with remarkable precision and subtlety, the equipment is testimony to the genius of our scientists and engineers.

It seems miraculous how the procedure transforms lives overnight - from total dependence on spectacles or contact lenses to complete freedom.

The ecstatic reactions of my clients at their clean crisp vision on the following day gives me immense satisfaction and makes it all worthwhile.”

About Mr Mathai

Mr Manoj Mathai performing laser eye surgery
  • Mr Mathai graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India in 1987, commenced further training in the UK in 1992, and was awarded the Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1995.
  • He helped establish Visualase Laser Eye Clinic in 2001 and has played a key role in building the business into the successful clinic we see today.

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