Thanks to Lucio Buratto, a LASIK pioneer
We hope that this interest in LASIK marketing in Italy among Italian ophthalmologists continues and we were pleased to meet many new contacts enthused towards furthering this effort.
It’s worth mentioning that Lucio Buratto, the conference producer, was one of the key figures in the development of LASIK, as London Vision Clinic describes in their blog post on the history of LASIK:
Burrato was performing classical keratomileusis, but from October 1989 he used the excimer laser for ablation on the underside of the cap and published his first 30 high myopic eyes with few complications and 1 year follow-up in 1992. In December 1989, Buratto had a case where the cap was too thin for the required tissue removal, much like Ruiz previously with ALK. He decided instead to perform the excimer laser ablation directly on the stromal bed.”
To those familiar with the history of LASIK, you’ll note that this was, in fact, the very first time a surgeon fired a laser directly on the stromal bed. This event just pre-dated Pallikaris’ independent conception of using a hinged flap using a microkeratome – which led to him doing the first LASIK procedure 40 years after Jose Ignacio Barraquer Moner first dreamed up the whole idea.
Everyone involved in LASIK today owes a lot to these early pioneers, so thank you Lucio Buratto for your role in the nascent development of LASIK! |We were very pleased to be invited to Milan to share how to bring this life-changing technology to even more people using LASIK marketing in Italy. (And a big thanks for the unexpected treat of private balcony seats at an evening’s opera performance at Teatro alla Scala following the conference!)
In bocca al lupo
To our new Italian friends: Vi auguro buona fortuna con il vostro marketing di chirurgia dell’occhio del laser in italia!