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New Center of Ophthalmology Offers Services in Las Tunas Cuba
The center has a modern equipment for diagnostics and specialized treatments that were not offered in the province before. It also has external consultations for all these kinds of services, except for the neurophthalmology.

According to the Cuban News Agency in Las Tunas, about 690 kilometers to the east of Havana, with the modern equipment the specialists can guarantee a better precision in the diagnostics to advise the most appropriate lenses or eyeglasses to the patients.

There is also a room of operations with equipments like the Laser of CO2 that allows to carry out eyeplastic surgeries, to treat tumors or to correct the alterations that can appear around the eyes.

The center will count on surgery of minimum access for the operation of the cataract, which guarantees a quicker recovery and less hazard to the patient.

The 92 workers include 26 professionals and 41 technicians, and in next months they will offer services with the technology Excimer laser that will facilitate to execute diverse types of refractory surgeries, while at the end of 2008 or the beginnings of 2009 they will start to implant cornea.

In Cuba one of the historical successes of this medical specialty is the creation of the surgical method for the pigmentary retina in 1985, by the eminent Cuban scientist Orfilio Pelaez, before that date the disease cannot be cured in the wold.


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