Operating rooms with two teams. Each surgeon operates with two tables (4 patients in a room at a time), swinging the microscope from bed to bed. Turnover time is eliminated. Concerns over quality are irrelevant as their complication rates are half of those in the UK. Here they are performing phacoemulsification. They now offer a full range of lenses (toric, multifocals) as well as femtosecond laser incisions to patients that want these and can pay for these enhanced surgeries. Basic cataract surgery is still offered for free for those who cannot pay.
Cataract Surgery at Aravind November 21st 2018 November 21, 2018 (Madurai, India) Cataract surgery is quite structured and one of the most common surgeries performed. An opaque natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one. There are two primary ways of removing them: 1) manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS pronounced em-six) and 2) phacoemulsification. In MSICS the lens is removed through a slightly larger incision beca ... read more
Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Madurai The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America to support development of blindness prevention programs including clinical care, educational exchanges and research activities - coordinated through a team of amazing eye care professionals in government, academic, private practice and international non-governmental organization (INGOs) settings across the globe. All in the pursuit of eliminating avoidable blindness and vision loss. ... full info