The Eye Center at the Lucia Iniguez Landin clinical hospital in the north-eastern Cuban city of Holguin has assisted 43 thousand out-leaving patient patients the current 2015, said Dr. Boris Carballo, who runs that specialized office.
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"Among the main results this 2015 is having exceeded 2,500 cataract surgeries, said Dr. Carballo.
"Such a figure goes with the rate set by the World Health Organization in territories populated by more than one million people, as it happens with Holguin province," he said.
The cataract, which is one of the most frequent diseases among elderly adults, is caused by the accumulation of dead cells in the lens, which entails the loss of vision.
So far this year, the center has performed 15 cornea transplants, what shows the quality of the operations performed there, since most of the people who need this procedure is due to corneal disorders after cataract surgery.
Dr. Carballo also praised the technological equipment of the center, which is in line with international standards.
With these resources ophthalmologists can perform calculations prior to the operation, to know how far they can carry the vision considering the graduation of the eye that is not operated.
In the research field specialists participate in studies related to the particularities of glaucoma, new techniques in refractive surgery or the evolution of the condition known as dry eye.
Holguin center, opened in December 2007, has 145 employees and eight professorships specialized in this area of health, accredited by the Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology Ramón Pando Ferrer. / By Claudia Patricia Dominguez del Rio – ACN - Translated by al Dia.