【Press Release】Chennai, India 2017.12.3
HelpMeSee has signed a 5-year sponsorship with The International Society of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS) to become a global sponsor of the Comprehensive Cataract Conferences (CCC) to promote safe cataract surgeries for eliminating the backlog of untreated cataract blindness worldwide. Organised by ISMSICS, CCC 2017 is currently underway in Chennai, India through December 3rd 2017, with HelpMeSee announced as the global sponsor and active participant in numerous events during the 3-day conference.
During these bi-annual conferences, experts from around the world will be brought together to share solutions for treating cataract blindness, covering the every aspect from surgical training and pre-operative preparation through surgical complications and post-operative patient care. By organising these conferences, the two organisations will promote Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) as the safe global standard to eliminate the backlog of blindness due to untreated cataracts.
Dr. Amulya Sahu, founder and Chairman of ISMSICS said, “Through the shared platform of CCC, we plan to educate surgeons from across the world about the modern training and surgical support, including HelpMeSee’s revolutionary simulation-based training programme for cataract specialists. MSICS is ideal solution for treating cataract blindness, and together we can restore hope to millions afflicted by this curable condition.”
James Tyler Ueltschi, co-founder and Chairman of HelpMeSee said, “By joining together, HelpMeSee and ISMSICS aim to transform the lives of millions in the developing world, who are deprived of eyesight due to the shortage of skilled cataract specialists and lack of access to surgical treatment. This conference series will help raise awareness among medical professionals about sustainable solutions which can increase access to treatment for cataract blindness.”
With CCC 2017 serving as the first conference in a multi-year collaboration between these two organisations, this joint effort will help stimulate the campaign for the elimination of cataract blindness backlog around the world.
The International Society Of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS) is an organisation to promote excellence and accessibility in cataract surgery. The organisation aims to improve outcomes of cataract surgery while providing better vision to patients at an affordable cost. ISMSICS is dedicated to research and development in the field of cataract surgery, especially manual small incision cataract surgery, to make cataract surgery more accessible, affordable and give patients the best of vision.
HelpMeSee is a non-profit organisation committed to ending the global health crisis of cataract blindness. Through a focus on simulation-based training for cataract specialists, HelpMeSee has developed sustainable solutions to increase access to safe, affordable surgical treatment. HelpMeSee’s goal is to improve quality and expand access to cataract care, including a network of thousands of trained cataract specialists across the developing world.