Physicians at the Cuban Ophthalmologic Institute, in the Cuban capital, performed some 7,000 surgeries during the first four months of 2005.
Experts from the center pointed out that the institution is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows increasing the number of patients being treated.
They noted the use of a surgical technique known as phacoemulsion, which is used to remove cataract.
The procedure speeds up the recovery of sight, reduces inflammation after surgery and diminishes the possibility of complications.
The center has been equipped with hi-tech apparatuses for ocular diagnosis, which allow doctors to make several tests in a short period to determine the kind of intraocular lens the patient will need.
Other pieces of equipment recently installed are biometric and ultrasound apparatuses to carry out diagnostic tests, and high-quality microscopes.