St. Mary’s Hospital Center, first North American public hospital to offer advanced, blade-free cataract surgery technology, invites you to a demonstration and to learn more
Montreal, August 19, 2014 - St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is the first public hospital in North America to offer a blade-free, high tech cataract surgery system to its patients. This latest technology in laser-guided cataract surgery is fully automated and customized to the patient allowing faster and more precise surgery. It eliminates the need for a surgical blade, enhances surgical precision thereby making the procedure safer and more predictable.
Event: Demonstration of a new type of cataract surgery system at St. Mary’s Hospital Center
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Department of Surgery, Operating Room, Second floor, Pavilion A .
Speaker: Dr. Conrad Kavalec, MD, FRCS(C), Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at St Mary's.
Note to Media: Please meet the Public Relations Officer at the main entrance of the hospital at 3830, Lacombe Ave., Montreal. Please confirm your presence at this event by 11:00 a.m., on August 22, by calling 514-734-2665.
A cataract develops when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, which impairs and disrupts vision causing blurred or defocused vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide.
St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) is a university affiliated, community hospital which serves a multicultural population. It seeks to provide the highest level of safe patient and family focused care. St. Mary’s is an integral part of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé (RUIS) McGill.
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For more information contact:
Alex Fretier, Information Officer or
Seeta Ramdass, Director of Communications & Public Relations
St. Mary’s Hospital Center