New facility at Navajeevan hospital

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Phacoemulsification, a form of modern cataract surgery, was launched at the Navajeevan Charitable Eye Hospital in Tiruchanoor here on Tuesday. The surgery equipment was inaugurated by Sri Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikan, the pontiff of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashram, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the hospital. In-house doctor P. Muralidhar said that this laser-assisted procedure would help in removing cataract, which is one of the most common causes of preventable blindness.



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