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OCT retinal examinations



The OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography – is used for thorough retinal examination for patients suffering from vitreo-retinal pathologies due to diabetes complications. Daily, about 10 examinations are performed, mainly by one of the six post-graduate MHOs currently completing their training. Results are then analysed and discussed with the Moka Eye Hospital medical specialists in […]

Corneal transplantations



In January 2013, Professor Cyrus Tabatabay stayed for two weeks in Mauritius, working at the Moka Eye Hospital. During this visit, he examined all of the 105 patients on the waiting list for corneal transplant and confirmed the indication for about thirty of these patients.   Moka Eye Hospital and T.E.S. team have started to undertake […]

Dr Harry Roux stays three months in Mauritius



Dr Harry Roux, chief resident at the HUG, Hôpitaux Universiatires de Genève, spent 3 months in Mauritius from April to July 2012. During that period, he consulted about 900 patients; 307 patients were treated with the Pascal laser for diabetic retinopathy (see opposite picture), and 75 patients had Avastin intra-ocular injections for diabetic macular oedema. Diabetes is a national […]

First missions for 2012



Dr Pierre Quinodoz, reconstructive and plastic surgeon in Geneva, led the first 2012 mission at the Moka Eye Hospital. He followed-up patients he had operated during his first mission last year and examined new patients. During his stay, Dr Quinodoz operated 13 patients in need of reconstructive ocular surgery, six of whom were children and teenagers. […]

T.E.S. Foundation third annual concert, November 22, 2011



Last Tuesday, T.E.S. Foundation held its third annual concert in the Palais de l’Athénée in Geneva. Lyda Chen Arguerich, viola, Fabrizio von Arx, violin, and Julien Quentin, piano, offered the public an exceptional concert demonstrating their talents and their passion for music.   As Professor Cyrus Tabatabay told the audience, the funds raised during this […]