Ophthalmology

Diagnosing a medical tourists' eye condition in Jaco Costa Rica

Get world-class eye care service from skilled and certified specialists who treat a wide range of eye disorders. Our doctors are trained in the structure and function of the eye — Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. They are experts in treating all types of vision and eye conditions. Medical Royale aims to provide comprehensive eye care to all at affordable costs using cutting-edge technology and highly advanced microsurgical instruments. 

From treatment of eye diseases to eye surgeries (cataracts, refractive surgery, keratoconus and ocular surface), you can get the full range of sophisticated eye care services for a fraction of what they cost in the United States and many other countries.

Know Your Doctor

Improve your vision and get treated with world class care by Dr. Jose Felipe Centeno!

Well-respected amongst his peers holding several years of experience, Dr. Jose graduated as a specialist in ophthalmology from the University of Costa Rica and obtained his master’s degree from the Catholic University of Salta, Argentina.

Technically Advanced Solutions

The clinic is equipped with superior technology that ensures best results in a seamless way. The latest means are adopted- From high resolution 3 D imaging devices for on-point diagnoses to high-tech products for improved safety and consistency during surgeries.

The Heildelberg Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomograph, with special module for glaucoma and anterior segment, is a non-contact imaging technique which generates cross-sectional images of tissue with high resolution. Since OCT is completely non-invasive, it provides in vivo images without impacting the tissue that is imaged.

Among specialized treatments the YAG – SLT Nidek laser is very sought after for glaucoma treatment, intraocular lens cleaning and iridotomies. With a sharper field of view, the results are precise and in most cases the procedure barely takes a few minutes.

Primary Treatments

Refractive eye surgery is any eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate reliance on contact lenses and glasses. It can reduce or permanently correct short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
The current refractive procedures are classified as Corneal procedures and Lens based surgery.

Two recent presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens technologies, trifocals and extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) lenses, aim at increasing the range of vision without compromising vision quality. In particular, both trifocals and EDOFs offer excellent vision at the intermediate range.
Some activities that benefit from good intermediate vision include looking at a computer, driving, reading close up.

In patients with coexisting cataract and glaucoma, surgical treatment requires special considerations. There are several treatment options and variables to consider before deciding on the best surgical glaucoma procedure to perform at the time of cataract surgery. Cataract surgery may be combined with one of several glaucoma surgeries including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, endocyclophotocoagulation, a microshunt and the spectrum of micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS). A detailed personalized discussion with the doctor can help determine the best option for you.

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