New eye graft option
PEOPLE who suffer with pterygiums (a non-cancerous growth on the conjunctiva of the eye, sometimes called surfer’s eye) have a new treatment option available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
This development was revealed yesterday by ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr Kim Jebodsingh, an organiser of the fourth annual Ophthalmology Subspecialty Conference held at the Radisson Hotel.
The three-day conference was officially opened yesterday by Minister of Health John Boyce and featured speakers from Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean, discussing the latest medical innovations in cornea and cataract surgery.
“One of the things that we’ve been focusing on is that we started this new clinical trial on pterygiums at the hospital, we’re halfway through and the results are fantastic,” Jebodsingh said.