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MSJMC Announces a New Ophthalmology Service

L- Norma Holder, Dr. Ian Walwyn, Dr. Alvin Edwards, and Dr. Matthew TraynorAntigua St. John's - The Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) is now offering a new YAG Laser service at the hospital’s Ophthalmology Clinic.

This new piece of equipment, worth over eighty thousand dollars was donated through a partnership of the Rotary Antigua Club Sundown and The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints.
 
“Many patients per year require YAG Laser treatment. Until now, these patients were referred to facilities outside of Antigua for treatment. This procedure is an outpatient, ambulatory procedure which can be delivered on the same day as the ophthalmology consultation”, said Dr. Alvin Edwards, Medical Director and Ophthalmologist at MSJMC. “What we’re seeking is more local services for more local people. The new service line will mean significant savings and reduced waiting times for patients.”


 
The Ophthalmic Division provides secondary and tertiary care to residents of Antigua & Barbuda and beyond. The Division provides an extensive range of services and facilities for both adults and children. These include the emergency eye care, acute referrals, ophthalmic imaging, laser (new) and optometry.
 
For more information on the services provided please call the Ophthalmology Clinic at (268) 484-2700 ext. 2232. If you or the organization you represent would like to make a donation to the hospital please call (268) 484-2711 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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