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Phacoemulsion, eye surgery and other ophthalmologic proceedures in Cuba

Posted June 28, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

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.

Member Comments

On May 27, 2007, pradnya.kakodkar wrote:

A patient underwent a cataract operation using phacoemulsion with foldable lens. The healing was perfect and took around 20 days time. after a month the patient started complaining that she had a feeling that the eye would get filled with tears but would not come out. Also on turning the eyeball on the right side , she could feel a black barrier on the left side of the eye and there was no side vision. sometimes there would be complete black out and sometimes bright vision. what would be the probable reason for this? is it the complication of the surgery?

On May 27, 2007, publisher wrote:

Thank you for your comment but we simply provide news and information and would not be able to help you with your question.

On September 27, 2009, Zeitoun Christiane wrote:

Je viens dêtre opérée de la cataracte par phacoémulsion,il y a 5 jours,et je constate que la paupière ne peut s’ouvrir comme elle le devrait.Elle ne peut s’élever tout à fait au dessus du niveau de la pupille.Mon oeil paraît plus petit.Je crains que ce ne soit une légère paralysie…Je ne vois pas de vrais progrès depuis le premier jour.Que penser?

On October 02, 2009, William Kibaalya wrote:

I am a Ugandan suffering from a defective eye following an accident. I get fruquent eye inflamation, reddening and too much pain. I normally use daily anti inflamatory eye drops. Mid this year I was adised that the only solution wa to replace the eye because it is also infected with a virus. Please find me eye surgeons or consultants who can assist me in this problem. I need thier contacts such that I send them medical records and additional information.