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Aging population raises FD number of cataract surgeries

 
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Cataract surgery is performed in the Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal
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Cataract surgery is performed in the Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal

The aging population in the Federal District will increase the number of cataract surgeries in the region, provides for the replacement of Ophthalmology coordinator of the State Department of Health / DF, Diana Pires de Souza.

According to Diana Pires, currently there are about three thousand people entered the Regulation System office, waiting for consultation with an ophthalmologist. Many of them, after medical assessment, should be referred to the surgical center to operate the cataract. The population is aging and after 60 years, about 80% will need to undergo the procedure, informs.

The goal of operating 1,500 patients with cataract surgery within the task force, initiated in September 2012, was reached. The action continues until June and other patients should go through the procedure. We are doing about 150 surgeries per week to meet many patients who still need highlights the coordinator.

The surgeries are done at the Hospital de Base of seven doctors, two of the Regional Hospital Wansbeck. The professionals operating in shifts in the surgical centers used for elective procedures are unoccupied - the night shift and weekends. Kept pace with 150 procedures per week, plus three thousand surgeries should be done by the end of June, when it finishes the task force.

Source: Isaude.net
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