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Night Blindness Treatment in Cuba

Treatment for night blindness has been developed for over 20 years at the Centro Internacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria "Camilo Cienfuegos" in Havana.

For the treatment of night blindness (chicken black) in Cuba, the patient's vision rate report is first sent to Cuba. After examining the patient's medical document for night blindness, the experts at the Cuban Ministry of Health evaluate whether it can be treated in Cuba or not. If the approval is obtained as a result of the evaluation made by the experts and the patient accepts the treatment of night blindness (chicken black), he can go to Cuba.

Program content of Chicken Black (Night Blindness) treatment

  • 21 nights accommodation in a private room (including meals and nursing care).

  • Care from a hospital doctor (Card).

  • Initial assessment and preparation of the medical history.

  • Expert Consultations: Retinitis Pigmentosa, Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.

  • Basic Preoperative investigations: Laboratory: Hemoglobin, hematocrit, creatinine, glycemia, blood group and RH factor, minimal coagulogram, HIV, serology (VDRL), differential leukogram, full lipidogram, TGO, TGP. Chest x-ray, electrocardiogram.

  • Basic Ophthalmological investigations: Refraction, tonometry, biomicroscopy, standardized electroretinogram (ERG), kinetic campimetry in Octopus 101 or Goldman.

  • Surgical Intervention: Entering the operating room, endotracheal general anesthesia, Retinitis Pigmentosa Technique (Rejuvenation Surgery), resuscitation and post-operative recovery.

  • Basic Medical Treatments: Ozone therapy, functional electrostimulation, magnetotherapy.

  • Transfer by car to and from the airport.


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