Eye Surgeries

  • Cataract surgery: 50% of the blindness in Rwanda is caused by cataract. Cataract surgery is being performed via Phacoemulsification and via SICS (Small Incision Cataract surgery).
  • Glaucoma: is the second cause of blindness in Rwanda. Surgery is often needed to prevent progression of the disease.
  • Retinal surgery: is needed for patients with retinal detachments, advanced diabetic retinopathy, and after a severe eye trauma.
  • Eyelid surgery and orbital surgery: ptosis corrections, ectropion and entropion corrections, eyelid reconstructions, lacrimal surgery.
  • Corneal crosslinking for patients with keratoconus.
  • Laser treatments for patients with secondary cataracts (Yag laser), diabetic retinopathy (pattern laser via Pascal Laser, diode laser)  and certain types of glaucoma (Yag laser and SLT)
  • Pediatric Eye Surgeries: Treatment of children with retinoblastoma (= cancer in the eye), congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma, strabismus and trauma.