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The Eye Institute of Utah Hosts World Renowned Cataract Surgeons: In Economically Trying Times, Nine Fortunate Patients Receive State of the Art Cataract Lenses
Date:1/13/2010

The Eye Institute of Utah, a practice offering LASIK and cataract surgery in Salt Lake City and the surrounding region, recently hosted top cataract surgeons from around the world in a televised effort to help patients overcome the effects of debilitating vision problems. In a live TV event, the surgeons performed free cataract surgery on a group of selected patients who had no insurance or had been affected by the rough economy.

Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus) January 13, 2010 -- Recently, world renowned cataract surgeons Robert J Cionni, MD (SLC, UT), Richard J. MacKool, MD (New York, NY), Takayuki Akahoshi, MD (Tokyo, Japan), Ivan Ossma, MD (Cali, Colombia), and Yuri Takhtaev, MD (St. Petersburg, Russia) performed cataract surgery at The Eye Institute of Utah to demonstrate the latest techniques and lens implants in sight restoring eye surgery. On October 23rd, 2009, several very fortunate patients who had been selected to receive the latest cataract lens implants (IOLs) in Salt Lake City at no charge, were given cataract surgery to improve their vision. These surgeries were broadcast live to thousands of cataract surgeons convening in San Francisco for the American Academy of Ophthalmology conference. The procedures were also recorded and viewed in several areas around the world in an effort to provide better education and training for surgeons. Educational programs such as these can lead to
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