V.O.Z & S.A.F.E

“Best Research Paper Award” for V.O.Z.

The innovation of V.O.Z. by Dr Jeevan Ladi received the “Best Research Paper Award”.

About V.O.Z.

(Variable Optic Zone)

The concept of V.O.Z. was invented by Dr Jeevan Ladi in 2015. This technique is used in next generation LASIK Laser called as Refractive Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx) or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE). The size of a pupil varies from person to person. This innovation utilises the concept of minimal tissue consumption depending on the size of pupil. The size of the pupil is measured in different lighting conditions using very modern technology called Scheimpflug Imaging System using a special type of Laser light for accuracy. This data is utilised to decide the amount of tissue of Cornea to be treated by Laser.  Dr Jeevan Ladi has developed special software to do calculations to treat tissue depending on size of pupil. Tissue treated has to be related to size of pupil to avoid photic phenomena like glare and halos.

Benefits V.O.Z. for a person undergoing Laser for Glasses:
1. Saves more than 30 % of tissue
2. Keeps cornea (on which Laser is done) more stronger
3. Less chances of side effects
4. Even higher number can be treated safely
5. Less need of more invasive procedure like Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
6. Time of procedure is reduced as less amount of Laser is needed for smaller tissue

About S.A.F.E.

(Shearing Applied Force Extraction (SAFE) of Lenticule in ReLEx SMILE)

The concept of S.A.F.E. was invented by Dr Jeevan Ladi in 2015. This technique is used in next generation LASIK Laser called as Refractive Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx) or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE). The idea behind developing this technique is to reduce Corneal inflammatory response to as minimum as possible. This helps in fast healing with immediate visual recovery. The natural forces are used to complete the procedure so tissue handling is negligible.

Benefits for a person undergoing Laser for Glasses.:
1. Painless
2. Bladeless
3. Flapless
4. Semi Robotic
5. Reduced procedure time
6. Fast visual recovery
7. Resume routine immediately after procedure

Multiple Awards for S.A.F.E.

The innovation of S.A.F.E. by Dr Jeevan Ladi received multiple awards like “Best Research Paper Award”, “Best Research Paper Award by Private Practitioner” and also, First Prize for Best Video at all India level in 2019 iBeach Film Festival Conference.

Other Notable Awards

Other notable Awards received by Dr Jeevan Ladi for Cataract and Refractive (glass number correction) surgeries.

Best Research Paper for Complicated Cataract Surgeries.

Dr V. K. Chitnis Oration Award for treating very high plus glass number more than plus 12 (High Hypermetropia / Aphakia) done from 1991 and Complicated Cataract Surgeries. Dr V. K. Chitnis oration Award is highest and most prestigious Scientific Research Awards given by the parent society.

Late Dr Ishwarchandra Award: for exemplary work done in the field of Ophthalmology

Sahebrao Satyavati Madan Award: for community service.

Gold Medal awarded at the national level for Outstanding work done in the field of Ophthalmology.