East Timor Eye Program treats glaucoma with Molteno3® implants - 6th Apr 2017

Tasmanian ophthalmologist, Associate Professor Nitin Verma, founded the East Timor Eye Program in 2000 when East Timor (Timor Leste) attained independence after a devastating war. The initial aim was to bring eye care from overseas to more than a million East Timorese who were without eye care services, now the focus is on training East Timorese eye care professionals so that the country itself has the resources to eradicate preventable blindness by 2025.

On his most recent trip to the National Eye Centre in Dili, Assoc Prof Verma and senior registrar Dr Valerio Andrade treated patients with severe glaucoma by implanting Molteno3 SS-185 glaucoma implants. The Molteno3 SS-185 is the most versatile glaucoma implant and "incredibly easy to use".

MOLTENO Ophthalmic is delighted to support the work of the East Timor Eye Program and is grateful to Designs for Vision, who distribute MOLTENO implants in Australia, for arranging the donation.

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