08 June 2021 | News
The centre has a team of doctors which includes ophthalmologists, ENT specialists and microbiologists
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MaxiVision Eye Hospitals has launched an early detection centre to treat mucormycosis at its Somajiguda branch in Hyderabad. The centre has a team of doctors who examine the patient first to ascertain if it is Mucormycosis (Black Fungus).
The team of doctors includes an ophthalmologist, ENT specialist, and microbiologist. The infected patients will be referred to government hospitals where the treatment for mucormycosis is available.
Dr Kasu Prasad Reddy, Chief Surgeon, Founder & Mentor, Co-Chairman, MaxiVision Eye Hospitals said, "The early detection centre will provide comprehensive eye check-ups, ocular and orbit diagnosis, ENT consultations, microbiologist consultations, biopsy tests, pathology tests, and radiology support."
Dr Anil Kumar Bathula – Medical Director, MaxiVision Eye Hospitals said, "Some of the ways to prevent Black Fungus would be to avoid repeated use of cloth masks without sterilization or wash, avoid consuming rotten vegetables and fruits, clean your air conditioners and cooler filters, doing steam inhalation regularly, keeping your environment clean to avoid fungal growth in clothes, vegetables, furniture etc., good control of blood sugar levels, using antibiotics and antifungals judiciously, using steroids and other medicines judiciously observing regular time and dose."