Eye Foundation Hospitals introduces laser machines to detect cataracts
With the rate of cataracts and refractive error patients in the country and beyond which has been on the increase, medical experts under the aegis of Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs), also known as Health Partners, recently organised a Clinical and Business Workshop for Ophthalmologists and Optometrists on how to maximize the use of the New Femto Laser Technology in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
The workshop, which was held recently at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, recorded a huge turnout of medical practitioners, thus demonstrating the importance which they attached to the training. They were educated on the new high tech Femto laser technology. Videos were used to illustrate the new method for Laser Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Speaking to journalists after the one-day workshop, the chief executive officer of Eye Foundation Hospital Group, Dr Kunle Hassan, expatiated on the reasons for the introduction of the technology.
According to him, the laser machines were introduced to bring about positive changes to the eye Care industry. He added that the advanced Femto Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery and Correction of Refractive Errors were for those who do not want to wear glasses for short shortsightedness, farsightedness, Presbyopia, Keratoconus, Astigmatism or whatever refractive error one has. He was proud of his organisation for introducing it into Nigeria. And, as he said, it was the first of its kind in Sub Sahara Africa.
Explaining further, Hassan said, “The whole procedure is done with laser and the procedure is safe and with predictable results”. Femto laser surgery, according to him, is usually done with topical anesthesia eye drops to numb the eye. No injection is required. The procedure takes just five to 10 minutes, no eye pad, no hospitalization and the effect is immediate…….
Read more: http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2015/05/12/fighting-cataracts/   
Source: The News Nigeria

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