Housing more than 20 consultation/examination rooms, dedicated modular operating theaters managed by a team of 16 super-specialists
Max Hospital, Panchsheel Park has unveiled its Max Institute of Eye Care (MIEC). The main objective of launching this center is to meet the needs of local residents and provide access to technology and treatment by introducing competitive prices. Doctors are reporting an increase in the number of patients with eye diseases since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing more than 20 consultation/examination rooms, dedicated modular operating theaters managed by a team of 16 super-specialists. The center will offer services ranging from retinal disorders, cataracts, refractive glaucoma surgery, corneal diseases/disorders, pediatrics and neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic services, cancer of the the eye, among several others under one roof.
“We have seen a significant increase in the number of patients complaining of eye disorders during the post-COVID recovery period as well as an increase in screen time. Our goal is to provide quality, technology-driven eye care in the National Capital Region. The team is trained to perform minimally invasive cataract surgeries, LASIK, femtosecond laser surgeries, among other high-end procedures. The team is efficient in performing these procedures in a day care setting which ensures that the patient has a minimized hospital stay,” said Dr. Sanjay Dhawan, Senior Director and Chief Ophthalmology Officer, Max Institute of Eye Care.
The shortage of ophthalmologists in the country prevents even treatable eye problems from causing blindness. With only one eye doctor available for 90,000 people, over 15 million blind people and over 200 million people in need with some sort of eye care are in dire need of trained paramedics and eye assistance.