First ever advanced glaucoma surgery done at DH Ganderbal

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SRINAGAR: 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’, an official statement issued here on Wednesday said.
“This is an advanced technique as compared to the conventional trabeculectomy and results are much better,” the statement said.
It said the 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.