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Entrevista al oftalmólogo Javier Rodríguez: “El uso de lupas tranquiliza y da más seguridad al cirujano”

Interview with ophthalmologist Javier Rodríguez: “The use of loupes relaxes and gives more confidence to the surgeon” 

Dr. Javier Rodríguez, a doctor in Medicine from the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, is a specialist in ophthalmology who practices at Clínica Nivaria. From a young age, he felt a strong attraction to the world of medicine, and his manual dexterity led him to specialize in ocular microsurgery. 

In addition to his successful medical career, Dr. Rodríguez is a person with a very active life and diverse hobbies. He practices motorcycling, skiing, tennis, and paddle tennis. He is also a member of several musical groups and serves as the president of a gastronomic brotherhood in Tenerife. 

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Javier Rodríguez, don’t miss it. 

Ophthalmologist Javier Rodríguez. Interview: 

  • Since when have you been a user of magnification and why did you start using it? What type of loupes have you used so far? 
  • I have always operated with a microscope, but in special surgeries in the field of oculoplastic surgery, its use is very uncomfortable, so I tried loupes with very satisfactory results. 
  • What benefits do you think the use of Galileo 3.2X loupes offers for ocular surgery? Is there any particular surgery where you find the loupes especially useful? 
  • The loupes are very comfortable to use in eyelid surgery, but where I find them most useful is in lacrimal duct surgery. 
  • Do you use loupes in all the surgeries you perform? 
  • I alternate their use with the microscope.

Use of wireless light devices: 

  • In addition to the advantages of a higher level of detail in the area to be treated, what other benefits does the use of this new loupe system provide? Has it changed your ergonomics and way of working? In what ways have you noticed it? 
  • I have found a use that simplifies postoperative control of patients operated on for refractive surgery, and it is that I use the loupes instead of the usual biomicroscope (slit lamp) in the pre-high control of patients to ensure that everything is correct. 
  • What is your overall opinion of its quality and effectiveness? 
  • I find them to be of good quality with high visual contrast. 
  • Do you use Galileo loupes combined with a wireless, coaxial lighting system? What advantages would you highlight of this lighting system? 
  • It greatly facilitates visualization and optimizes contrast for microsurgery. 
  • Do you think the use of loupes can improve precision and safety in ocular surgery? 
  • Undoubtedly. And that reassures and gives more confidence to the surgeon. 
  • What advice would you give to a colleague who is starting to use magnification? 
  • Be patient at the beginning to get used to the focal length of your loupes, and if possible, use wireless light devices.

Experience the power of magnification! 

Thanks to Dr. Javier Rodríguez for his testimony and for trusting in Víttrea’s Galileo loupes, the perfect solution to cover the main needs in magnification! Discover the revolution in visual magnification with our Galileo loupes from Víttrea. The perfect solution to satisfy your magnification needs naturally and quickly. Customizable, lightweight, and easy to adapt, these loupes offer a wide field of vision for continuous use. 

If you are also considering incorporating magnification into your daily work, our team of optometrists and product specialists will advise you without obligation. Oh, don’t miss our new loupe configurator that allows you to choose key aspects such as the model, magnification, frame, and color that best suit your needs. Once you are satisfied with your selection, you can send us your request and schedule a trial with our specialists. 

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