The Camilo Cienfuegos International Retinitis Pigmentosa Centre was founded in 1992, provides specialized medical care for the diagnosis and treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa, using the method created by the eminent Cuban scientist Prof. Orfilio Pelaez Molina, MD, PhD (1923-2001).
This Cuban therapy, being the only one of its kind, is the flagship product of this institution, which has treated patients from more than 104 countries worldwide.
The Center expands its specialty care services for different ophthalmologic diseases such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, keratoconus and other corneal diseases, implementing the new techniques of Excimer and Femtosecond Laser Surgery with intracorneal rings implants and corneal transplantation.
This clinic also offers medical programs for diagnostic confirmation, medical and surgical treatment for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, retinal diseases, diseases of eyelids and tear ducts, among others.
It also specializes in medical the prognosis and treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa exclusively based on the Cuban therapeutic experience in this field – the center deals with other eye diseases such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, squinted eyes, cornea ailments and other disorders. This center stands tall as a national reference entity and methodological director of the National Retinitis Pigmentosa Program in Cuba. It also provides highly trained professionals who were gathered and mostly educated by Dr. Orfiho Pelaez Molina, the center’s founder.
In the same breath, the center boasts superb infrastructure, amazing equipment, and great know-how.
Cuba’s therapy for retinitis pigmentosa is combined with the application of surgical elements, ozone therapy, electrical stimulation, medications and other suggestions.
As years have rolled on, the institution has reached out to other ophthalmologic branches, bringing in new treatments and therapies for many other non-related disorders and diseases.
Conveniently located in a key location of the capital city Havana, the center has 70 air-conditioned guestrooms, broken down in double, triple and suites, all of them equipped with cable TV, phone, minibar, private bathroom, plus an array of basic and complementary services.
The Camilo Cienfuegos International Retinitis Pigmentosa Center has been awarded with a number of quality recognitions and prizes at an international and regional level. All processes abide by the Comprehensive Quality Management and Environmental Protection System, according to the ISO 9001:2000 and 14000 standard guidelines.