Why choose BMICS?
Bimanual Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery is a technique of phacoemulsification where much smaller incisions (1.5mm) are made, leaving the eye much stronger afterwards than standard phacoemulsification (approx 3mm or more).
This evolution of the standard technique of phacoemulsification allows patients to return to completely normal activities immediately after surgery, avoiding the need for any restriction of activity or need to wear an eye shield afterwards.
It has a number of other differences which I believe are also of significant advantage. “Bimanual” refers to the sugeon using two hands, one to control the “water in” (irrigation) and the other to control the “water and cataract out” (aspiration) functions, this gives the surgeon who is comfortable using both hands for this very delicate surgery the ability to control what happens inside the eye much more precisely. It allows the fluid flow inside the eye to be directed purposefully and both to use water flow as a tool and to avoid directing water at tissues likely to be damaged.
I began carrying out Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery in 2007, since then it has been my default procedure for cataract surgery, because of the advantages it gives my patients.