First ever advanced glaucoma surgery performed in peripheral hospital Director Health compliments operative team


Srinagar, Feb 7: In a major step to provide advance health care services for Glaucoma patients, the Opthalmic Unit of District Hospital Ganderbal performed a new advanced technique for trabeculectomy known as “Releasable Suture Trabeculectomy”. This is an advanced technique as compared to the conventional trabeculectomy and results are much better.
Moreover Intraocular Pressure (IOP) can be titrated as per the patient’s response. The operative team included Dr Rayees (Ophthalmologist, Fellow Glaucoma AIIMS, New Delhi),Dr Jibreel (Consultant Opthomologist), Dr Syed Heena and Ashiq (OT staff).
This is for the first time that such advanced technique was introduced in peripheral hospitals of Kashmir which will benefit the patients suffering from Glaucoma.
Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman has complimented the operative team and the hospital administrator. (KNS)