During a live surgical workshop on 'Phacoemulsification and Lasik', ophthalmologists of AIIMS, Dr. J.S.Titiyal and Dr. Rajesh Sinha have demonstrated that removal of tough, dense and hard cataracts are no more a challenging task for the eye surgeons. This surgery which was performed with the help of Ozil Torsional Phaco has no repulsion of lens matter. This improves the lens removal efficiency. "There is more effective phacoemulsification, better fluidicas and increased safety in the technique. Cataract surgery can be performed by 2.2 mm incision by Ozil Torsional machine, which is smaller than previous techniques of 2.8 mm incision," said Dr Titiyal.
To correct refractive errors Dr. Sinha also performed Lasik surgery on a few patients. "Refractive error is a very common problem. We need to wear spectacle or contact lens to correct this. However, this error can be corrected permanently by very precise and accurate Excimer Laser. This procedure called Lasik takes five to seven minutes per eye. The person can go back to work the next day," said Dr Sinha. Dr. Titiyal and Dr. Sinha also spoke about new intraocular lenses, latest in phaco technology and the most acceptable modality of correcting refractive error by lasik.
The workshop was organized by Divyadrishti Eye Center. Chief consultant of the center Dr. Subhash Prasad also demonstrated lasik surgery on a patient. Dr. Prasad added, "This workshop has definitely enriched the ophthalmologists of the state with new technologies and techniques in cataract and refractive surgery, which will now be applied to patients here also." Over 100 ophthalmologists attended the workshop.