AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 23, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is set to become India's first public hospital for the treatment of eye tumours.

The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time.

 

The facility at the Rajendra Prasad Centre for Opthalmic Sciences will treat children suffering from a type of cancer called Retinoblastoma and adults who suffer from melanoma.

"Both the cancers are life threatening, and plaque brachytherapy can help to save not only the life of the patient, but also the vision," the statement said.

(With Agency Inputs)