(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Tamim Abu Hammoud
KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) has chosen the Kuwaiti ophthalmologist and retina specialist Dr. Khaled Al-Sabti to broadcast live one of his intricate operations to the conference venue.
Dr. Al-Sabti, who was taking part in the 2019 convention, also conducted three complicated surgeries, also broadcast live to the conferees, using a device he had invented for treating retinal detachment.
The device is quite effective for complicated retinal conditions, the Kuwaiti eye specialist told KUNA, adding that another operation was performed for treating retinal fibrosis.
Three other ophthalmologists, one from America, another from Italy and the third from Belgium, were selected to screen live some of their complex operations. The audience interacted, addressing questions and holding debates regarding applied techniques.
Dr. Al-Sabti added that the ASRS convention that concluded last week grouped 1,500 surgeons. The meeting, held annually every 20 years, witnessed live screening of operations for the first time.
He has boasted of this achievement that places Kuwait on the global map in medicine, namely ophthalmology.
Kuwait deserves to hoist its flag at international medical quarters because it hosts elite doctors in various specialties.
The renowned Kuwaiti doctor holds the Canadian board and fellowship in ophthalmology since 2000.
He had served as head of the retinal treatment ward at the Kuwaiti Al-Bahar Ophthalmology Hospital where he served for eight years, during which he conducted more 5,000 surgeries.
He registered two patents and a third one, he had presented at a conference in the US. Moreover, he developed a device for eye treatment, accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Kuwait Specialist Eye Center, represented by Dr. Al-Sabti, was among seven centers, chosen from diverse countries to partake in "FLOREtina" eye treatment conference, held in Italy earlier this year, to air live eye operations from Kuwait to the meeting venue.
Kuwait was the sole Arab country that participated in this international event, organized every two years.
At least 3,000 surgeons from various countries take part in the regular medical gathering in Italy. (end)