Bengaluru: Minister U T Khader Inaugurates Centre of Excellence Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology

Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital, one of the premier eye hospitals in the country dedicated towards eliminating needless blindness installed the world’s fastest German built Vitrectomy machine, Geuder ‘megaTRON S4 HPS ’along with Electroretinogram (ERG) and Pascal Laser making it a comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology. The Centre of Excellence Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology was inaugurated by the minister for Health and Family Welfare, U T Khader at the hospital premises, here on October 1.

Dedicating this Centre of Excellence to the people of Karnataka, U T Khader said, “I am delighted that the state-of-the-art excellence begins from our state and I am sure that Sankara Eye Foundation would plan for enabling such technologies at its other centres too thereby offering best of its services”.

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The first of its kind in Asia, ‘megaTRON S4 HPS’will ensure safer and faster Vitreoretinal surgeries with its double cutter and integrated laser translating into better outcomes. This allows 12000 cuts a minute. PASCAL Laser with yellow 577 nm is the unique and only one LASER in the county that allows effective treatment of diabetics with minimal collateral damage. This allows simultaneously 16 laser shot, enhancing patient’s safety and comfort. Veris Clinic is the advanced electro-diagnostic equipment, which enhance the ability to diagnose of diseases affecting retina and the optic.

Dr P Mahesh Shanmugam, Head, Vitreoretinal & Ocular Oncology Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, India said, “megaTRON S4 HPS helps to easily recognize the steps for programming and calibrating the equipment and to decide the type of surgery to be made. Different users can be programmed with the pre established parameters, offering more agility in the proceedings in case the machine is used by different surgeons”.

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