Kuwaiti doctor offers cataract surgery without retina transplant

A Kuwaiti eye specialist has something to offer to the cataract patients. Khaled Al-Sabti, head of the retina ward in the Al-Bahar Eye Centre claimed to have invented a technique to treat cataract with a rentiscope. The eye specialist told a news agency that his invention would spare eye cataract patients the time and money consuming process of retina transplant. He claimed that his process improved the eyesight of his patients by 40 to 60 per cent.

Elaborating on the process, he said that in conventional surgeries of the retina, the eyesight starts to improve six months after the operation, but in many cases, bodies of the patients reject the transplanted retina.The surgeon said he applied his innovative medical technique on nine patients, aged between 50 and 74, which helped improve their condition noticeably.

Kuwait's Health Minister Ali Al-Barrak on Saturday praised Al-Sabti for the innovation. Al-Barrak, in his statement, also urged other Kuwaiti doctors to follow the new method for overall promotion of national medical services.

Source: NDTV Arabia

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