Saudi oculist claims innovative retinal implant is fast, stable and seamless
LYON – Success after success and excellence at all levels is the biggest title for a Saudi exchange student here, thanks to the concern and attention of the government of the guardian of the two holy mosques to the Saudi exchange staff by providing them with all the innovation and excellence.
This is the success of an innovative idea from a member of the King Abdulaziz University Scholarship Exchange Program in Rabigh, Dr Amr Abdulaal Abu Khashabah, who specializes in retinal surgery under the Franco-Saudi medical program.
Dr Abu Khashabah and his medical colleagues from the CHU de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon succeeded in applying a different method to implant a new lens, a surgery which was performed on a few dozen patients around the world and which was performed with success on a patient. who had almost lost his sight.
The doctor and his colleagues at the hospital adopted a different way of implanting the lens, with Dr. Abu Khashabah himself implanting the lens on the patient. The characteristic of the method is that it is a bit quick and requires a shorter incision without the need to put stitches inside the eye, as well as changing the axis of the lens to reduce the stitches. holes.
Speaking to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Paris, Dr Abu Khashabah discussed this new approach. He said: “The biggest difference between the old and the new method is that there is no need for stitches in the inner wall of the eye, which is automatically stabilized by self-stabilization in a process that does not require stitches. not a long or large incision rather than a smaller one. it can be done in less time. “
He added: “The best way to stabilize the target is not yet agreed due to the fact that the target is still new and has not been applied but to a few cases in France.
“The difference I made was changing the angle of the lens from zero to 180 degrees and moving it on an axis of 10 to 15 degrees in order to make it easier to put inside the lens. eye in a technical way that reduces the number of holes with the use of the same lens implantation location from five holes to three fixed holes that do not change. “
He added that the surgery lasted about an hour and a half and included a microscopic test and a full inspection of the eye in terms of sight, pressure and images, in addition to ensuring the absence of any limiting factors. implantation of this lens.
These factors could be the separation of the retina, noting that the results of these tests allowed the surgery to be conducted under local anesthesia and to begin to stabilize the eye from the outside with a special tool that allows entry into the eye. eye, cleaning it from the inside and extracting the previous lens that fell out.
He said: “During the surgery, there were holes in the retina which I treated with a laser before entering the front of the eye and making a small two millimeter incision in the conjunctiva. cornea to extract the old lens and insert the new one through the cornea before completing the installation without the need for stitches.
The oculist pointed out that the surgery and the different modes of implantation of the lens have received praise from his French comrades in the hospital and that there are now attempts to perform the surgery on more than one. case to fully guarantee its effectiveness.
Dr Abu Khashabah said the exchange program is one of the best opportunities for anyone, and the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques exchange program is among the best in terms of the number of staff exchanged. , which allows them to experience other cultures and learn their teaching programs and methods to acquire new knowledge and acquire new skills.
He said: “In France we had the opportunity to apply our knowledge in early childhood, which makes exchange programs a great opportunity to apply what we have learned from various methods in our precious homeland. in order to contribute to the development of the medical sector. more and more.”
He also expressed his gratitude for the wise leadership which has given this opportunity to Saudi men and women to enable them to develop their capacities and skills in the service of this generous homeland and to keep pace with the aspirations of Arabia Vision 2030. .
The oculist also appreciated the cultural attaché in France, represented by the Franco-Saudi medicine program and King Abdulaziz University for their confidence in their students and for their continued support and monitoring to develop mechanisms and methods of work, with the aim of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to acquire advanced global ranks in the medical sector. – SPA