HelpMeSee and ISMSICS Sign Multi-year Agreement to Promote Cataract Surgery

Manish Arya / On 2017-12-03 12:18:17

HelpMeSee has signed a 5-year agreement with The International Society of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS) to become a global sponsor of the Comprehensive Cataract Conferences (CCC) to promote safe cataract surgeries for eliminating the backlog of untreated cataract blindness worldwide. Organized by ISMSICS, CCC 2017 is currently underway in Chennai, India through December 3rd 2017, with HelpMeSee announced as the global sponsor and active participant in numerous events during the 3-day conference.

During these bi-annual conferences, experts from around the world will be brought together to share solutions for treating cataract blindness, covering the every aspect from surgical training and pre-operative preparation through surgical complications and post-operative patient care. By organizing these conferences, the two organizations will promote Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) as the safe global standard to eliminate the backlog of blindness due to untreated cataracts.

Dr. Amulya Sahu, founder and Chairman of ISMSICS said, "Through the shared platform of CCC, we plan to educate surgeons from across the world about the modern training and surgical support, including HelpMeSee's revolutionary simulation-based training program for cataract specialists. MSICS is ideal solution for treating cataract blindness, and together we can restore hope to millions afflicted by this curable condition."

James Tyler Ueltschi, co-founder and Chairman of HelpMeSee said, "By joining together, HelpMeSee and ISMSICS aim to transform the lives of millions in the developing world, who are deprived of eyesight due to the shortage of skilled cataract specialists and lack of access to surgical treatment. This conference series will help raise awareness among medical professionals about sustainable solutions which can increase access to treatment for cataract blindness."

With CCC 2017 serving as the first conference in a multi-year collaboration between these two organizations, this joint effort will help stimulate the campaign for the elimination of cataract blindness backlog around the world.

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