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Prof Martin Filipec

Prof Martin Filipec

18 Reviews

I have found the level of service and treatment excellent from the first inquiry to follow-up appointments.The recommended treatment CLE and fitting multifocal lenses was painless and the whole process was carried out in a relaxed ... Read more

Biography
Prof. Filipec is an honorary member of the French Ophthalmological Society, a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Czech Society of Ophthalmologists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the European Association for Eye Research. A representative of the Czech Republic in the International Ocular Inflammation Society. He is the author and co-author of 350 lectures, 51 scientific publications and four textbooks and treatises used both at home and abroad. He lectures at the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles’ University, Prague and has worked on four grants in the area of transplantation and inheritable diseases of the cornea.

Professor Martin Filipec is a member of the AVC medical advisory board, and a leading Ophthalmologist in the Czech Republic with an international reputation. Filipec studied in France before moving to Harvard to qualify as a professor. In 1989 he returned to Prague, where he was appointed as the first Professor of Ophthalmology at Charles University. To this day he continues to describe this as one of the proudest moments of his life, and a great honour.

Filipec went on to be one of the first professionals to establish a private corrective eye clinic in Prague – The Lexum Clinic. His practice has continued to grow from strength to strength, and today has over 30 surgeons and 100 staff working under his leadership. With two centres (one in Prague and one in Bruno), The Lexum Clinic are no doubt the leaders of eye care in the Czech Republic, and they continue to train numerous aspiring eye surgeons across Eastern Europe.

Filipec has written and co-written over 350 lectures, 51 scientific publications and four textbooks and treaties. His areas of expertise include eye microsurgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplants and laser and corneal refractive surgery.

Specialist Areas of Expertise
• Eye microsurgery
• Laser and corneal refractive surgery
• Cataract surgery
• Corneal diseases
• Corneal transplantations
• Eye immunology

Rating Date
09 Dec 2015

I have found the level of service and treatment excellent from the first inquiry to follow-up appointments.The recommended treatment CLE and fitting multifocal lenses was painless and the whole process was carried out in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner. I have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to anyone.Immediately following the operation my vision was extremely good. The following day I was able to read the smallest text up close and read the far letters 3 rows better than the safe standard for driving. Near perfect vision without glasses or contact lenses is a reality for me.Thank you.

09 Dec 2015

I am 51 years old and before the treatment was short sighted and also needed reading glasses. There are 2 reasons I decided to have the treatment, firstly I had to have two pairs of glasses which was a nuisance. Secondly I ride motorcycles as hobby and used contact lenses which were okay for distance but no good for near vision i.e. looking at the speedo!The procedure went smoothly and Mr Pillai and the staff at AVC were all excellent. I now have 20/20 distance vision and can read J1 which I think is about as good as it gets.Over all I am very pleased with the results and highly recommend AVC

09 Dec 2015

I wanted to congratulate you on the quality and level of service I received whilst having lens replacement treatment at AVC.After searching around on the internet, I kept coming across a company called AVC in London, which was receiving very high recommendations. Anyone asking about other companies that perform the same surgeries were directed by people in chat forums to AVC, I now know why.From the greeting of the receptionist through to the surgery and after-care, I could not have been more satisfied.The whole team were professional, informative and genuinely caring about me and my eyes. All treatment options were explained and the most important part of this to me was the expectation of my vision after the operation. Previous companies I had been to, had always said my vision would be perfect. AVC advised me that they could guarantee it would be good; exceptional was possible, but never guaranteed as everyone’s eyes are different. (After my treatment I was able to read as good as I could with my glasses, this will improve over the next few weeks, giving even more clarity). The surgical team showed a high level of professionalism and caring on the day of surgery. In the space of two hours I saw six different people, each with a specific role. At no time during this was I left alone, it was like an orchestra; everyone knowing exactly when to play their instrument.My wife accompanied me on the day, during my surgery the team ensured that she was looked after and was comfortable too.Special thanks needs to be paid to Pawel as he made sure that before, during and after the treatment I was kept informed and felt comfortable.I will recommend you to all who ask, and will tell my story to others.Thank you,

11 Apr 2014

I was very happy with every stage of my treatment, I was very nervous but was put at ease by the lovely team to whom I will be eternally grateful for giving me such wonderful sight again after several years of wearing glasses and now I have my freedom back

Thank you so very much

02 Aug 2013

A BBC article prompted me to contact London Vision Clinic about Lasik Treatment. I ruled them out because I was uncomfortable with some of their business methods. I then asked an optician if he knew of a high quality clinic offering Lasik and he told me that he had heard good reports about AVC, a clinic of which I was unaware of at the time.Although professionalism, experience and top quality equipment had to take precedence over price, I knew how much I wanted to pay for each eye and that I would shop around until I found a clinic that offered the right combination of quality and price. One of the reasons why I felt able to pursue the AVC lead was that they offered free initial consultations, something that was important as I was expecting to look at least 3 clinics before making a decision. When I arrived at AVC for my initial appointment, I was immediately impressed: the equipment seemed first class and Pawel Marcinkowski was clearly highly competent and efficient. In addition, he appeared to be continually checking and rechecking measurements. At the end of the initial consultation, C.T.Pillai refused to carry out Lasik treatment because my corneas were too thin and offered CLR as an alternative. The price was far higher than I had expected to pay for laser treatment and the idea of having my lenses pureed by ultrasound and then vacuumed out of my eyes lacked instant appeal. However, by this time, I was so impressed with the clinic that I decided to go ahead regardless.Nothing that happened subsequent to that initial appointment changed my opinion about AVC. All aspects of the multi- talents Pawel’s work continues to be highly impressive and the support staff, including the nurse at Collindale and the operating theatre support staff, are highly trained and very good at their jobs. Their checking of vital data at every step and the record keeping are also very impressive indeed. The surgeon, Professor Filipec, a man with a very striking CV, will not be the cheapest that AVC could have employed and is further evidence of a commitment to quality.At the time of the initial interview I felt that C.T.Pillai’s prediction of the outcome might be ambitious. At the time of writing, 12 days after the left eye operation and 5 days after the right eye operation. The actual results have far exceeded those predictions; both distance and close up resolution are far better than suggested could be the case. In addition, I get more accurate colour feedback, better contrast and suffer less from VDU glare. It is too soon for the novelty to have worn off and so I amuse myself by walking the streets reading car number plates at distances that I would never had thought possible.In a nutshell, clinical procedure at AVC is of the highest quality that I have ever seen and the clinical decisions taken were excellent, due to the quality of staff, equipment and procedure.Non- clinical standards were also very high but I can suggest a minor improvement. With the large disparity between my two eyes, together with the fact that I was wearing contact lens in the left eye only, it is clear that I would want the left eye treated first. The option was not offered to me and does not appear to have been considered; I got the impression that the right eye was treated first in every case. When I phoned the clinic and asked for the left eye to be treated first, C.T.Pillai agreed immediately and the change in plan was properly recorded and integrated into the admirable system of cross checking that they complete at each stage. I understand that AVC informs GPs of its services. I was referred to AVC by an optician and if it is not done already, the distribution of brochures informing opticians of the services offered by AVC may pay dividends in terms of future patient referrals.

01 Dec 2011

I would definitely recommend AVC to friends with similar eye sight.The Clear Lens Exchange procedure has definitely been life changing for me. Although it is a big decision to opt for surgery, the staff at AVC were all extremely helpful and supportive throughout.Thank you.

01 Dec 2011

I would definitely recommend AVC to friends with similar eye sight.The Clear Lens Exchange procedure has definitely been life changing for me. Although it is a big decision to opt for surgery, the staff at AVC were all extremely helpful and supportive throughout.Thank you.

18 Aug 2011

I have found the level of service and treatment excellent from the first enquiry to follow-up appointments.The recommended treatment CLE and fitting multifocal lenses was painless and the whole process was carried out in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner. I have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to anyone.Immediately following the operation my vision was extremely good. The following day I was able to read the smallest text up close and read the far letters 3 rows better than the safe standard for driving. Near perfect vision without glasses or contact lenses is a reality for me.Thank you.

30 Jul 2011

I am 51 years old and before the treatment was short sighted and also needed reading glasses. There are 2 reasons I decided to have the treatment, firstly I had to have two pairs of glasses which was a nuisance. Secondly I ride motorcycles as hobby and used contact lenses which were okay for distance but no good for near vision i.e. looking at the speedo!The procedure went smoothly and Mr Pillai and the staff at AVC were all excellent. I now have 20/20 distance vision and can read J1 which I think is about as good as it gets.Over all I am very pleased with the results and highly recommend AVC

08 Jul 2011

Pawel and Jaimini impressed me with their excellent levels of service.I decided to have the treatment because the surgeon himself had had it done and it’s something I’ve always wanted to have done.My experience at AVC was really great - very professional, I was made to feel very welcome and relaxed completely with people that are obviously very experienced and good at what they do. Also, they were very lovely people.The treatment has changed my life and my brain is still adjusting to it! It’s brilliant – I can’t wait to take the children swimming and let them splash me!The service was excellent. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience

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