Healthy eyes – new therapies maintain sight

Jul 6, 2023 | Health, Videos

Eye diseases are on the rise, affecting millions of people worldwide. From cataracts to glaucoma to myopia, doctors are fighting to preserve eyesight and push the boundaries of modern ophthalmology. This documentary takes viewers on a global journey to explore the challenges and advancements of eye care.”
“In the Augsburg clinic ‘Am Forsterpark,’ doctors use femtosecond lasers to treat cataracts on an outpatient basis, highlighting the accessibility of high-tech treatments for some. Yet, in developing countries where 89% of people with visual impairments live, going blind may be ten times more likely. Eye camps, like those led by Dr. Sylvain El-Khoury in rural Rwanda, offer critical access to eye surgeries for hundreds of patients each week under basic conditions. Join us as we explore the cutting-edge techniques used to treat and combat the most common eye diseases, and learn how researchers are calling for a new approach to our technology-centric lifestyles.”

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