Prima Saigon shares advances in ophthalmology care and treatment

Prima Saigon Medical Center, a member of Hoan My Medical Group, organized the Prima Medical Center Saigon Scientific Conference 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City on December 16. Entitled “Updated Advances in Ophthalmology Care and Treatment”, it brought together doctors and experts in the field to share new methods in the treatment and care of eye diseases.

New advances in ophthalmology care and treatment

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, as of October 2023, about two million people in Vietnam were experiencing blindness. The main causes include cataracts (66%), fundus disease, glaucoma, and refractive error. Meanwhile, with the rising popularity of information technology, the eyes are exposed to electronic devices, or affected by sunlight and environmental pollution, causing eye diseases to increase and rejuvenate. Notably, refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) are increasingly common among adolescents, with an incidence of between 15-20% in rural students and 30-40% in cities.

Prima Saigon shares advances in ophthalmology care and treatment

To meet increasing and diverse treatment needs and to minimize complications for patients, sharing advances in ophthalmology care and treatment and improving professional capacity for doctors, technicians, and nurses is becoming increasingly important and urgent.

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Dilshaad Ali Bin Abas Ali, Group CEO of Hoan My Medical Group, said: "Our vision to 2030 is to transition from being an industry leader to a role model shaping healthcare culture to contribute towards the goal of improving the health and well-being of all Vietnamese people. To fulfill this ambition, in particular, Hoan My has been developing a multi-brand strategy with many specialties to serve the people. Ophthalmology is one of our key areas of investment, sharing medical advances and strengthening the capacity of our medical team through research and training alongside professional exchange. In doing so, we aim to improve the quality of examination and treatment of eye diseases for patients."

Mr. Tran Quoc Bao, CEO of Prima Saigon Medical Center, added: “The Scientific Conference 2023 represents the ambition of the Prima Saigon Board of Directors to create a forum for our medical team and ophthalmology experts in general to share new medical advances in the field. It contributes towards building a modern medical system with the application of advanced techniques and technologies in ophthalmology. On top of that, the team at Prima Saigon Medical Center will continue to improve their expertise and implement new techniques so that patients can receive the best possible ophthalmology care and treatment."

At the conference, speakers discussed a wide range of new knowledge related to eye care in a variety of specialties, including infection control in ophthalmology; new treatments for refractive errors using the Phakic intraocular lens placement technique; and research results from treating glaucoma using pseudo-exfoliation and laser raft image filtering.

Prima Saigon shares advances in ophthalmology care and treatment

Notably, the conference heard two reports on advances in the treatment of dangerous eye diseases being successfully applied at Prima Saigon Medical Center. Specifically, the report "Residual refraction after Phaco surgery - causes and solutions" by Dr. Vo Thi Thu Thao, Chief Medical Officer of Prima Saigon, gave an overview of the quality of cataract surgery with a variety of methods to limit and definitively solve post-operative refractive residues, bringing the best visual quality to patients.

Meanwhile, the report "Evaluation of the effectiveness of anti-VEGF intraocular injection treatment in diabetic retinopathy patients in Prima Saigon" by Dr. Trinh Ngoc Thuy An, Head of the Medical Examination Department, highlighted the outstanding efficacy of Anti-VEGF intraocular injection therapy in the treatment of fundus diseases caused by diabetes mellitus, such as macular edema and retinal hemorrhage, in restoring good vision.

This year's Scientific Conference marks the intensive development of Prima Saigon as a medical center which creates conditions for doctors and medical staff inside and outside to learn and exchange ophthalmic knowledge with leading experts. Through this, Prima Saigon Medical Center is committed to improving the quality of medical examination and treatment with intensive and advanced techniques, treating a variety of eye problems to bring a safe and high-quality experience to patients.

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