As a JCI accredited institution and leading health care provider in Daegu,EFIL Plastic Clinic’s exophthalmos surgery (bulging eye surgery) has been finally designated as advanced medical technology in 2017 by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Currently, great attention is being paid to the technology by both the patients at home and abroad.
Earlier, Daegu City and EFIL put together a consortium to win the ‘Medical Tourism Promotion Project in Daegu with Exophthalmos Surgery’; which had been led by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. This project is aimed at nurturing locally-developed medical technology. Finally, in 2017, EFIL’s exophthalmos surgery was chosen as having the advanced medical technology and will be supported.
As the title of the project indicates, the core of this project is exophthalmos surgery. Thanks to the designation of the technology, EFIL will be financially and administratively supported in the field of medical technology, infrastructure, and marketing.
Regarding EFIL’s exophthalmos surgery, an incision is only made on the inside of the eyes, leaving no outside scars. To be specific, a special medical device allows the precise localization of the incisions into a tiny area of the bone to make more room in the eye socket, and then the bulging eye is moved back in. Thanks to this breakthrough procedure, there is a massive decrease in the amount of blood lost with less swelling. Plus, the operation just takes around 30 to 60 minutes and no hospitalization is required. This eye socket expanding surgery does not just make the bulging eyes look receded. Rather, it physically moves the protruding eyeball back in, which subsequently leads to more satisfaction among the patients.
This cutting-edge surgical technology is not the only one that EFIL boasts of. Last year, EFIL achieved the accreditation of JCI, which has the possibility it to attract more foreign patients who have bulging eyes. JCI is an internationally credible health care accreditor that was able to establish cooperation with one of the highly recognized organizations, WHO. Only those meeting the strict international standards in health care service can have the honor of being given the JCI accreditation.
EFIL’s Director, Dr. Peter Chanwoo Kim said, “We spare no efforts to actively attract not only domestic patients, but also foreign ones with bulging eyes”. Dr. Peter Kim also added, “We will also turn Daegu City turn into a medical hub by nurturing and promoting EFIL’s exophthalmos surgery globally”.