Several persons to benefit from free eye surgeries – through GPHC, Trinidadian team’s partnership

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fifteen (15) persons will benefit from free eye surgeries which will be conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).The surgeries will be performed by a medical team representing the World Class Eye Surgeons (WCES), based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, headed by Vitreo-Retinal Specialist and head of WCES, Dr. Ronnie Bhola.

Head of GPHC’s Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Shailendra Sugrim assisting Dr. Ronnie Bhola with a patient

Head of GPHC’s Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Shailendra Sugrim assisting Dr. Ronnie Bhola with a patient

Dr. Bhola told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in an interview, today, that he visited Guyana along with his team last year to perform retinal, cataract and strabismus (squint eye) surgeries. The latter is done to correct the misalignment of eyes.

“I have never really been to Guyana until last year, and I was shocked when I came to see all those patients that we have operated on, hundreds of patients, how well they were doing, and how they benefitted from all that surgeries we were doing,” Dr. Bhola said.

Dr. Bhola and his team will perform a similar exercise this year; however the

Vitreo-Retinal Specialist and head of World Class Eye Surgeons (WCES), Dr. Ronnie Bhola

Vitreo-Retinal Specialist and head of World Class Eye Surgeons (WCES), Dr. Ronnie Bhola

specialist explained that, “we plan to do the removal of silicone oil which is a retinal procedure and we plan to do all complex work. Well we are going to do plenty surgeries, we are going to start really early, and go until 6 0’clock,” Dr. Bhola added.

Meanwhile, Head of GPHC’s Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Shailendra Sugrim will assist Dr. Bhola with the follow- up examinations over the week-end to ensure that the patients’ surgeries were successful.

“We will see them on Saturday and their cases after the surgery, but Dr. Sugrim and I have been working together for about eight to 10 years and he is amazing, so I think they will be fine, plus we communicate a lot these days on whatsapp and emails so it is really easy to know what is going on,” Dr. Bhola explained.

Dr. Bhola highlighted that his organisation will visit Guyana annually to preform much needed eye surgeries.

 

By: Neola Damon

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