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Preventing Blindness in Cuba

ocular microsurgery in Cuban hospitalCuba has increased number of surgeries aimed at prevention of blindness due to cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, corneal clouding, refractive defect, macular degeneration due to age. In the last four years, cataract surgery has increased dramatically. In 2016 over 35 thousand surgeries of this type was carried out in Cuba and in 2017, the number increases to 38 thousand. That is a historic record in the country.

Medical care at Cuban ophthalmological hospitals includes diagnosis, treatment and surgical solutions, as well as emergency services, ambulatory care and hospitalization if needed. Cuban eye clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis of various eye diseases and innovative surgical techniques. Medical services include corneal refractive surgery, cataract, glaucoma, cornea, low vision, oculoplasty, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and other ophthalmic subspecialties.

Best Cuban eye clinics provide medical care to patients from other countries. Health care services under this program are provided in the areas of Retina, Cataract, Cornea, tear ducts, Strabismus, Contact Lenses, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology.

As for costs for a consultation, as well as for surgery and a hospital stay if necessary, this would depend on the nature of the problem as well as the recommended treatment and follow-up, and would need to be discussed with the hospital itself.

Model Eye Care Treatment: Ophthalmological Evaluation

cataract operation CubaHospitalization: 7 nights (Medical and nursing care, accommodation and food with optional menu)
Specialized Consultation of Ophthalmology
Specialized Consultation of Internal Medicine

Clinic and Laboratory Investigations:

Hemoglobin,
Hematocrit
Blood Group and Rh Factor
Leucogram with differential
TGP and TGO
HIV
Glycemic and Creatinine
Lipids
Erythro
Serology
Simple Coagulogram
Chest X-ray
Electrocardiogram

Ophthalmological Investigations:

Refraction
Autorefraction
Ocular Tonometry
Biometrics
Eye fundus
Ultrasound scan
Biomicroscopy
Kinetic and Static Perimetry

Transfer in/out

Total: $1400.00 CUC

Plus the person accompanying the patient: $1680.00 CUC

Primary Chronic Simple Glaucoma of Open Angle

ocular microsurgery in Cuba

It is true that Glaucoma is one the leading causes of blindness in the world, but an early diagnosis, an adequate surgical treatment and a systematic control by experienced specialists prevent from suffering blindness.

Operation Program for One Eye

4 Nights of Hospitalization
7 Nights of accommodation (Postoperative control)
Ophthalmology specialized care
Re-appointment with a specialist in Ophthalmology
Preoperative checkup

Ophthalmological research:

Biomicroscopy
Gonioscopy
Computerized static perimetry
Refraction
Tonometry

Ultrasonographic research:

Ocular diagnostic ultrasound

Surgical Operation:

Trabeculectomy

This Program also includes:
Hospitalization in a private room with air conditioning, food, specialized medical and nursing care, right to operating room, right to anesthesia, postoperative resucitation and surgical operation.

Excludes: Blood, blood derivatives or substitutes, drugs and disposable material.

Total: $1510.00 CUC