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Asir Central Hospital: Glauco Lase Technology Used for Surgeries
31 December 2017
A team of medical specialists at Asir Central Hospital has successfully done several surgeries using the "Glauco Lase" technology, after introducing the cutting-edge device to the Ophthalmology Department. This new technology produces variable laser beams focused on the eye tissues and fluid channels responsible for raising eye pressure through a very delicate microscope (2.2mm) which allows the surgeon directly reaches and treat the eye tissues. This procedure also helps control eye pressure, while obviating all glaucoma drops used before.

This type of procedures has been done at the same time with cataract surgeries using "phaco" technology through a very tiny surgical incision of 2.2mm only; thus, requiring no sutures, and in a very short time.
The hospitals medical team has successfully conducted several one-day surgeries, where after the patient is discharged on the same day. A day after, patients return for follow up at the outpatient clinics. By Allah Grace, the new technology has achieved great results without any complications.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched recently the (e-health) application to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries, and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of using the new App. will cover Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. Then, the App. will be used across the Kingdom, by Allah's Leave.
The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


 



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