Sancti Spiritus’s Provincial Ophthalmology Center has proved to be very efficient since it was first opened less than five years ago. Just to give an example, over 40 000 local patients were diagnosed in the institution’s outpatient clinics in 2011.
A considerable amount of surgeries have been reported, mainly for cataract and pterygium, the most common eye diseases identified in the territory. More than 15 000 patients have so far undergone eye surgery in the tertiary care institution.
Over twenty centres of this kind can be found in the island, all of which have been furnished with a state-of-the-art technology.
(Translated by Escambray).