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Hospiten Lanzarote opens new Ophthalmology Service

Posted on 03-02-2020

Problems with eye health are related to general patient health, so the new service will provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of eye diseases

Arrecife, February 3 2020:- Hospiten Lanzarote adds a new Ophthalmology Service to its list of specialties to provide comprehensive  eye care to patients on the island covering all the stages of disease, from prevention to medical and surgical treatment, including the correction of refractive conditions like myopia (shortsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism or presbyopia (tired eyes).

Ophthalmologist, Adolfo Espino, a specialist in medical and surgical Retina, will be in charge of the new section. He explains that the basis of the service will be ‘personalized treatment of the disease and the patient’, using the latest scientific advances and technological innovation. ‘Our aim is also to publish and share the knowledge we acquire through clinical practice and experience’, states the doctor.

In addition, cases requiring surgery will be treated in the Hospiten Lanzarote operating room using outpatient procedures with patients going home the same day’, says the specialist.

Comprehensive treatment

Eye problems are always closely related to a patients’ general health, so the new service aims to provide a comprehensive approach to ophthalmological medicine to therefore attend all type of disease and eye health emergencies, and to complement care given to patients with systemic diseases, like rheumatic conditions or diabetes, which can also cause eye conditions, and is common in the Canary Islands.

The new service endorses Hospiten’s aim to reinforce their offer in specialties and to provide top quality care, and a wider choice through which to work to improve the health of the general public on Lanzarote.

With 50 years of experience, Hospiten has twenty private medical-hospital centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama, and more than one hundred outpatient medical centers, under the Clinic Assist brand, attending more than 1,700,000 patients annually from all over the world, and with a staff of more than 5,000 people.