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Iranian Researchers Offer New Method for Eye Surgery

Monday, May 26, 2008

An Iranian researcher has come up with a new treatment for proptosis as well as obstruction of tear ducts and complications of thyroid abnormalities on the eye with the least damage to different tissues of the eye.

Dr. Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, a subspecialist in ophthalmic plastic and reconstruction surgery and member of Royal College of Ophthalmologists has noted that the new method is more advantageous than old methods in which physicians had to create a 10-12 cm incision on the foot. “However, the new incision will be very small and leaves no scar while chances of muscle laceration are lower.”

The doctor added, “After few years of studies, we have presented a new method for eyelid surgery which has been confirmed by all international ophthalmologic bodies.

Associate professor of Iran University of Medical Sciences further stated that a major issue is lack of implications, safety, novelty, and low cost of the new method compared to previous methods.

“Studies on the new method started in 2005. At that time, endoscope was used, but due to high cost of endoscopy, we decided to implement surgery without endoscope which would be less expensive,” he said.

The subspecialist further noted that before introduction of laser, scalpel was used in eyelid surgeries, but during the past 4-5 years, radio waves are used for such surgeries with better healing results and less damage to tissues surrounding the eyes.

“In addition, there is less hemorrhage during operation and wound healing is more rapid,” he concluded.

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