ASCRS supports training Center in Ethiopia

ethiopia-ascrsDavid F. Chang, MD says that of all the challenges we must overcome in reversing the rising backlog of cataract blindness in the developing world, the most formidable is the dire shortage of properly trained cataract surgeons.  Fortunately, a number of international centers have demonstrated the reproducible ability to achieve high quality outcomes with a scalable high volume approach using manual small incision cataract surgery (M-SICS)—a lower tech manual ECCE method that is much less expensive than phaco.  

A recent retrospective study of 80,000 surgeries conducted by Dr. Haripriya Aravind and I at the Madurai Aravind Hospital in southern India showed that phaco and the lower cost M-SICS method were equally safe in the hands of experienced surgeons.   READ MORE...

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