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Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism in India

Medical tourism is rapidly gaining traction in global healthcare industry, wherein costs of biomedical procedures and surgical operations are tied up with travel and tourism spending.

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Interview: Dr Ajay Sharma: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Doctor

Dr Ajay Sharma, a noted ophthalmologist and an alumnus of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, Haryana, is co-founder and CEO of Eye-Q Super-Speciality Eye Hospitals and founder and co-director of Sheetla Hospital and Eye Institute, Gurgaon.

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23 organs harvested in a day at Chennai hospital

Chennai (IANS): In a rare operation, the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has harvested 23 different organs from five brain-dead donors to give a new lease of life to 23 needy patients, an official said on Wednesday.

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World’s only flying eye hospital calls for skills exchange

Kolkata: Impressed by the quality of available healthcare and the surge in advanced facilities in India, a team of international eye specialists aboard the Orbis flying eye hospital — the only of its kind in the world — on Tuesday called for exchange of skills and information between countries to combat ophthalmic problems.

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Flying eye hospital to land in Kolkata

Kolkata: The world’s only flying eye hospital — an international team of doctors aboard a modified aircraft — will land in the city on September 9 to impart training to ophthalmologists here and perform advanced surgeries onboard.

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Sankara Nethralaya to set up eye hospital in Sri City

Chennai: Specialist eye care centre Medical Research Foundation, that runs the popular Sankara Nethralaya here, will set up a 20-bed hospital at Sri City, an integrated business township in Andhra Pradesh, a statement said on Saturday.

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Titan Eye offers online vision test

Bangalore: Optical major Titan Eye Plus of Titan Industries on Thursday unveiled a free online test facility on its website (www.titaneyeplus.com) to check if users need vision correction.

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Scientists find genes associated with glaucoma

Singapore: Scientists here have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people. PACG affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 per cent of whom live in Asia.

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XCyton develops diagnostic tool for life-threatening infections

Bangalore: XCyton Diagnostics has developed Syndrome Evaluation System (SES), a new diagnostic tool that would allow doctors to diagnose various life-threatening infections with just one test, in a few hours. The company claims its system is four times more accurate than conventional tests.

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IIT Madras, Sankara Nethralaya develop mobile cataract surgery units

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and Sankara Nethralaya have jointly developed mobile cataract surgery units that will travel to the remote areas and perform cataract surgery.

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