TEHRAN (FNA) - Iran is the first country that uses plasma to cure ocular diseases, a health official has said , adding that the special plasma surgery is being used to treat nearly 15 eye diseases.
Plasma Assistance Non-Invasive Surgery (PANIS) inventor Farhad Nejat said that Iran is the first country that applies the method in the world to treat eye diseases, and noted that 14-15 eye diseases that needed operating room and anesthesia are now treated by the PANIS method.
"The International Eye Surgery Academy has approved the PANIS method,” he said.
The inventor made it clear that the method’s animal trial had taken around one and half years and its human trial began two years ago.
Nejat went on to say that many European countries like Italy, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, and some of the regional countries like Turkey are exchanging their experiences with Iran.
"Over the past 20 years, plasma therapy has been applied for treating cancer, dentistry, dermatology, scar, and in the past four years has successfully been applied on ocular surface disorders, which compromise the integrity of the cornea surface and conjunctiva,” he stated.
"PANIS generator is made in Italy, but the method is absolutely indigenized,” Nejat highlighted.
"Safety, easy use, low price, the fast-paced wound healing process, and promoting ocular surface regeneration in different pathological conditions are the most noteworthy features of the method,” the ophthalmologist stressed.
The ceremony of the PANIS method introduction was held in Tehran on 8th January 2021. Specialists of an Iranian knowledge-based company introduced the discovery of a new method to treat eye diseases without the need for operating-room, pain, and anesthesia.