The origins of laser eye surgery started in Russia through the observations of Dr Fyodorov who studied changes in a patient’s refraction following an accident that caused corneal lacerations. From this study he developed a predictable way of changing refraction through radial keratotomy. The limitations in radial keratotomy led to more research into how the cornea shape could be altered in a predictable way. Dr. Steven Trokel, an ophthalmologist saw the potential of the excimer laser for corneal treatments as it emitted a non-thermal, cold beam, which was able to break the carbon-carbon bonds between molecules and thereby cause tissue ablation. Since 1987 the excimer laser has been recognised as a safe means to treat refractive error; however the technology and techniques for doing so have improved beyond measure.
Today, Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery encompasses the most advanced eye laser technology and highly experienced surgical team that can treat the most extreme refractive errors through Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery. The Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery treatment plan is a bespoke way of treating patients that starts from the first interaction with Accuvision, the laser eye surgery clinic. Those seeking information on what is possible with their future vision find that Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery treatment plans can offer solutions for high myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism that other clinics fail to provide. Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery is also able to offer solutions for those people who would normally be refused laser eye surgery due to thin corneas. A treatment called trans-epithelial lasik, a ‘no touch’ all-laser procedure has been developed through Accuvision.
The Accuwave™ treatment extends beyond your day of surgery to the comprehensive aftercare plan that remains for the rest of your life. In the days and weeks following surgery Accuvision will take care to ensure a full recovery through regular check ups. After the first year and the years following laser eye surgery every patient is welcomed and encouraged to visit Accuvision so that vigilance over the each patient’s eye sight can be sustained. This unique way of working closely with each and every patient has led to an ever-growing stream of people actively seeking Accuwave™ Laser Eye Surgery treatment.
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John Andrews providing the Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK eye Surgery, Laser Eye Treatment.He is witness to some of the leading developments in laser eye surgery and refractive surgery through his involvement in Accuvision Laser Eye Care Clinics.
WASHINGTON, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, could play a role in promoting the wider use of Special Drawing Rights (SDR), said Yi Gang, deputy governor of the PBOC, on Friday.
The use of SDR as a unit of account, financial instruments and official reserves has shown progress since the Chinese currency, the Renminbi, joined the SDR basket last year, said Yi at a forum during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings.
According to the deputy governor, China has started reporting foreign reserves and international balance of payment data in SDR; and the World Bank and Standard Chartered have successfully issued SDR bonds in China.
However, Yi pointed out that the infrastructure for the SDR market needs improvement because the market still lacks liquidity, and the costs for hedging and settlements remain high.
In order to promote SDR market liquidity, Yi suggested that market institutions could increase the use of SDR as an accounting unit, which could encourage their participation in the SDR market and inject more liquidity into the market.
Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor for Allianz, at the same forum also suggested that multilateral banks, sovereign wealth funds and multinational companies could be potential players in the SDR market.
In terms of official SDR reserves, Yi said that the IMF has played an important role in SDR allocation, while other central banks of countries that issue the reserve currency could also play a role in facilitating other SDR reserve holders to convert their SDR assets into other reserve currency assets. In this regard, China's central bank could also play a role, said Yi.
The SDR is an international reserve asset created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. It can be exchanged among governments for freely usable currencies in times of need.
Last year, the IMF decided to include the RMB in the SDR basket as a fifth currency. It's the first time for the IMF to include a currency from an emerging market economy in its SDR basket.
It is an acknowledgement of the progress China has made to get integrated into a global financial system dominated for decades by advanced economies, marking a historic milestone for China, the IMF and the international monetary system.
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