Ramon pando ferrer cuban institute of ophthalmology


Ramon Pando Ferrer Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology was founded in 1956. It is characterized by the study and treatment of eye diseases and especially for the prevention of blindness and low vision.

Today, with over 50 years of experience, it is considered as a reference center in the specialty of Ophthalmology.

The institute has gained world recognition and leadership status in the specialty of the retina as well as in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, the diagnosis, and treatment of macular diseases and updated surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases.

It also prides itself on the advanced levels it has achieved in the fields of Nero-ophthalmology and the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions of the optic nerve and orbital tumors surgery.

The Center is also world renowned for its expertise in Uveitis and eye inflammations treatment, diagnosis, and monitoring of acute and chronic inflammations, as well as the updated surgical management of complications from these conditions.

It also has unparalleled expertise in the field of Corneal and refractive surgery services, the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions of the cornea, the evaluation of surgical options for the implantation of rings for the treating of keratoconus and other corneal ectasia, corneal transplant surgery in all its forms, excimer laser corneal refractive surgery for correcting ametropia, and phakic intraocular lens implant for correcting high ametropia. It also has a specialized consultation for contact lens prescription and fitting.

Furthermore, in the Ramon Pando Ferrer” Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology, Oculoplasty specialists perform medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the eyelid, conjunctiva, lacrimal ducts including birth defects, bad positions, stenosis and tumors and the surgical treatment of atypical cavities, in addition to prosthetic eye service.

Finally, the Institute specializes in the pediatric ophthalmology care for children with ocular diseases, as well as in the diagnosis and monitoring of refractive disorders, in addition to the medical and surgical treatment of strabismus and binocular vision disorders, among other conditions.

It is worthy to note that No country has contributed more to the struggle for the prevention of blindness than Cuba, through Operation Miracle, commented Ríos Casso adding that the development of Cuban ophthalmology, equipped with the most advanced technology, is internationally recognized.

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