Cataract surgery now at CSSSM
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.