Emilio Serra Fernández de Moratín, 6-A.
Innova Ocular Muiños Clinic, formerly known as Muiños y Asociados Ophthalmology Clinic, is the most prestigious professional and technologically gifted clinic on the island of Tenerife, reference in Canary Islands, and is directed by Dr. José Alberto Muiños, surgeon trained ophthalmologist at the prestigious Barraquer Institute in Barcelona.
Our values are:
- WARRANTY: The patient is in the hands of renowned ophthalmologists.
- EXPERIENCE: Endorsed by thousands of eye interventions practiced for years.
- QUALITY: Certified by an international accreditation entity and standardized to give the highest professionalism, attention, assistance and treatment.
- TECHNOLOGY: The latest generation, allows to perform very advanced diagnosis and surgery techniques.
Innova Ocular Clínica Muiños has some enviable human and material resources. Located in the center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with facilities of 1.000 m2, it houses two differentiated areas: the diagnostic and consultation, with two waiting rooms, two preliminary testing offices, six ophthalmology offices, three optometric offices and two wards of treatment; and the surgical area, with two operating rooms, a room for adaptation to the environment, another room for post anesthesia recovery and two independent sterilization rooms. Since its opening it has incorporated the most advanced diagnostic and surgical technology currently available.
Additional information of interest
Innova Ocular Clínica Muiños establishes as a priority to offer its patients an integral Ophthalmology service, with a framework of ophthalmological subspecialties that provide solutions to all the ocular pathologies and needs that patients demand. To achieve the highest level of service quality, Innova Ocular Clínica Muiños focuses on four areas of maximum importance: guarantee, experience, quality and state-of-the-art technology.
Refractive surgery is a set of surgical procedures designed to eliminate refractive errors of myopia, farshigtednessand astigmatism, so that the use of glasses or contact lenses is not necessary.
In Innova Ocular Clínica Muiños a study of each case is carried out, discarding the subclinical diseases that would contraindicate the intervention. Once the study is done, the best solution will be sought to eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses, whenever possible and within strict safety margins.
Innova Ocular Clinic Muiños currently performs all the techniques that have shown high safety and efficacy in correcting these defects:
Excimer laser:Technique in which the cornea is carved by applying a laser directly on the corneal surface or by lifting a thin superficial layer of the cornea. It is characterized as a painless and non-invasive technique, comfortable, fast, effective, safe and immediate recovery.
Phakic lenses:Technique that is used to correct high myopic or hypermioptic defects. It consists of the implantation of an extremely thin and malleable lens inside the eye, without eliminating any and, being reversible.
Corneal rings:It consists of the implantation of small segments in the thickness of the cornea, which modifies its curvature, facilitating the correction of special defects such as keratoconus, or in patients previously operated with Lasik and who maintain residual defects. All refractive error correction interventions are performed under topical anesthesia (drops), which allows a rapid functional recovery (variable depending on the technique used), being able to reincorporate the patient to their usual activities progressively.
ICL: The Visian ICL is an implantable collator lens that works in the eye to correct vision. It is placed inside the eye (between the iris and the natural lens), unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye. Once implanted, the lens remains indefinitely in the eye. However, if your vision changes drastically over time, the lens can be easily replaced or eliminated.
The surgery for the correction of presbyopia is carried out without the need of hospitalization and under topical anesthesia (drops). This surgery is characterized by being painless and by having very fast functional recovery.
The surgery technique for the correction of the most advanced presbyopia is phacoemulsification. It is a minimally invasive technique in which the lens is dissolved, disintegrated or undone by the emission of ultrasound, being subsequently aspirated through small incisions.
Once the lens has been removed, a diffractive intraocular lens of a biocompatible material is implanted, which allows a clear vision, both at distant and close distances, achieving great independence in the use of glasses.
Currently in Innova Ocular Clínica Muiños we use this type of diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses as the most advanced option within the new technologies in lens surgery.
LenSx Femtlaser:The LenSx Laser platform offers a high surgical precision that allows to work on the internal structure of the eye, providing a precise and image-guided procedure that allows to cut the internal capsule, fragment the lens and make all the corneal incisions for the extraction of the lens and the placement of lenses, avoiding cuts with blades. So, it makes it easier to carry out cataract surgery more accurately and with greater safety.
Phacoemulsification: It is the most advanced technique for the correction of cataract, in which there is a minimal invasion in which the crystalline is dissolved, disintegrated or undone by the emission of ultrasound, being subsequently aspirated through small incisions.
The earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chances of treating glaucoma; so it is very relevant to carry out periodic reviews.
Its treatment is based on three fundamental concepts: Normalize the secretion of aqueous humor, facilitate its evacuation through the trabecular meshwork or through the uveo-scleral route, and protect the retinal cells and, consequently, the fibers of the optic nerve to maintain the field visual.
The stages of glaucoma treatment are:
- Medical treatment:Consists of the prescription of different drugs, based on the characteristics of each patient. In milder cases, it is very likely that the disease is kept under control with the use of ocular hypotensive eye drops.
Surgical treatment:Glaucoma can be treated either laser surgery or surgery; according to the stage of development in which it is.
Retina and Vitreous
- Macular degeneration associated with age (AMD):To treat it, photodynamic therapy is used in which an inactive product is used, verteporfin, which is fixed in abnormal vessels and can be activated with a cold laser (without burning effect), destroying that vascular tissue.
It is an image test that, through the use of different contrasts or dyes, allows studying the normal physiology of the retina and the choroid, as well as different pathological processes that affect them. In this way, encouraging results are obtained that suggest that the loss of vision can be stopped and in some cases, stopped.
It is very important with this type of treatment to follow the post-treatment instructions that are indicated in our clinics, by the professionals who take the case, since it must follow some very strict recommendations. The results, in terms of final vision, are more promising than the previous ones.
Retinal detachment:Depending on the phase in which the detachment of the retina is found, different treatments may be performed: argon laser, implantation of belts or pieces of silicone or vitrectomy.
Diabetic retinopathy: The earlier the diagnosis is made, the greater the possibilities of treatment. The purpose of the treatment is to stop the progress of the lesions and, if possible, improve the quality of vision. Argon laser photocoagulation can be used to decrease macular edema or to prevent neovascularization and progression of lesions. If retinopathy is detected in its early stages, laser surgery can slow the rate of vision loss. Cases of advanced retinopathy may require surgical treatment by vitrectomy.
Corneal rings: It consists of the implantation of one or two semicircular segments in the cornea, which have a variable thickness of acrylic material.
The corneal rings are placed surgically, causing the flattening of the central cornea, improving the incidence of the images in the retina and vision.
Intrastromal rings have the added advantage that they can be removed or replaced if they do not fulfill their function or if they cause intolerance.
Corneal transplant:It consists of the replacement of the central part of the damaged structure of the cornea, by the cornea of a donor from an eye bank, after studying the suitability of this tissue before its implantation. It is a very common surgery and with very good results. It is the definitive treatment for corneal diseases that have caused an irreversible visual deterioration that can not be corrected with other procedures.
Of all the microsurgical techniques used in Oculoplasty, the blepharoplasty It is the most frequent, since it eliminates the "bags" of the eyelids.
Blepharoplasty consists of removing the fat at the same time as excess skin and muscle of the upper and lower eyelids. Surgery can correct the separation of the upper eyelids and pocketing of the lower part of the eyes, traits that can make you look older and more tired than you feel, and some may even interfere with your vision.
The most common defects that we can correct with Oculoplasty are:
- Skin redundant in the "bags".
- Palpebral anomalies associated with anophthalmic cavity.
- Alterations of the anophthalmic cavity.
- Sequelae of previous cosmetic surgery (palpebral retraction, dry eye syndrome).
- Periocular wrinkles ("crow's feet").
- Esthetic problems of the periocular region.
For the treatment of low vision we will use a visual rehabilitation and adaptation of optical aids. The prescription of such aids must be the competence of the specialist (optician-optometrist or ophthalmologist), only in this way can an adequate performance, a perfect use and an increase in the expected visual acuity be achieved.
Types of help for low vision:
- Selective filters; for better comfort, contrast and protection. They block blue light reducing glare and photophobia.
- Telescope, for far tasks.
- Microscopes (any type of device mounted on glasses).
- Telemicroscopes (telescopes near point), for intermediate distances.
- Manual magnifying glasses and with support. Optical aid for near vision.
- Electronic systems for projective expansion.
Auxiliary non-optical accessory instruments. Visual aids that do not use magnifying lenses. Perfect lighting, contrast, posture or working distance.
- Instruments for a better use of the visual field.
Our optical optometrists will advise you on:
- Adaptations of contact lenses
- Special adaptations
- Irregular corneas
- Intracorneal rings
Advice on the most suitable products for cleaning and hygiene of your contact lenses
Latest generation lenses