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DMCH installs new machinesuterless cataract surgery

punjab Updated: Aug 05, 2013 17:46 IST
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Department of ophthalmology has installed a new 'Infiniti Phacoemulsification machine' for advanced sutureless cataract surgery recently at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here.

In a statement, Dr GS Bajwa, head of opthalmology department, said: “The machine is equipped with a special patented technology, Ozil IP, with Torsional Phaco that enables a torsional movement of the phaco tip as compared to traditional phaco. It increases surgical efficiency with reduction of phaco energy without compromising the results, lesser heat generation and less irritating fluid being used during surgery. All this keeps the eye in a more natural state.”

Dr Sumeet Chopra, associate professor of ophthalmology, said: “The department has also acquired the latest generation Zeiss Spectral Domain High Definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), the first installation of this machine in north India. It is a noninvasive tool for analysing retinal disorders in patients with diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and macular hole. It is also useful in diagnosis and management of glaucoma.”