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New way of treating cataract
IDEA BY: Dr. Shahzad Waseem LOCATION: Other CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY TITLE

New way of treating cataract
IDEA BY: Dr. Shahzad Waseem
LOCATION: Other
CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY DESCRIPTION

Aspirate the cataractous lens

By profession I am an eye surgeon. Cataract is the most common cause of preventable blindness all over the world. Over the time different surgical techniques have developed to correct it and we can attain 6/6 vision with the use of highly sophisticated machines like Famotolasik and phacoemulusification. My idea is to make the surgical procedure so simple that it could be done on OPD basis on basic slit lamp where we can in some way soften the cataract and simply aspirate it and inject some PMMA like material in fluid form which should take the shape of intraocular lens of required power of the eye. Memory lenses are already in use, but all require patient to lie under the microscope and surgeon doing the surgery as I am doing. I want to make it simple just in my clinic by the idea I told above. It will prevent the patient to go to operation theatre and high number of cataract patients could be operated just in a clinic with highly sophisticated machine which can transform my idea into reality, thus making things simple and less complicated. This idea can be given to some biomedical engineer