Cataract surgery now at CSSSM

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog will now be able to of­fer cataract surgery at its lo­ca­tion in Ma­gog. As peo­ple get older, de­vel­op­ing cataracts is one of the main causes of loss of vi­sion. Hav­ing this oph­thal­mo­logic ser­vice nearby will al­low pro­fes­sion­als to re­spond quicker to the grow­ing needs of the pop­u­la­tion of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC where peo­ple aged 65 and older will rep­re­sent 25% of the pop­u­la­tion by 2016.

“The im­plan­ta­tion of cataract surgery at the CSSSM is proof of our com­mit­ment to bring health ser­vices as close as pos­si­ble to the com­mu­nity, notably to our large ag­ing pop­u­la­tion,” com­mented Monique Cor­beil, the di­rec­tor gen­eral of the CSSSM.

It’s also good news for the en­tire Estrie pop­u­la­tion. “The man­age­ment of the CHUS is proud of this new col­lab­o­ra­tion with the CSSSM. The mem­bers of the Ser­vice d’ oph­thal­molo­gie du CHUS will con­tinue to of­fer cataract surgery to peo­ple in the neigh­bour­ing MRCs,” said Dr. Alain Gre­goire, the head of the Ser­vice d’ oph­thal­molo­gie du CHUS.

“Pro­vid­ing cataract surgery is a project that the CSSSM has wanted for a long time. The re­al­iza­tion of this project is the fruit of the work of a team and the involvement of many. Since last De­cem­ber 17th, fif­teen peo­ple have re­ceived cataract surgery. I hope that the oph­thal­mo­logic ser­vices of­fered will con­tinue to de­velop and be added to the var­i­ous ser­vices at the CSSSM,” con­cluded Dr. Benoit Gre­nier, oph­thal­mol­o­gist and pioneer in the devel­op­ment of oph­thal­mo­logic ser­vices in Ma­gog, since 2006, who di­vides his oph­thal­mol­ogy prac­tise be­tween the CHUS and the CSSSM.

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