At Iridex, we feel passionate about partnering with physicians and organizations that share our mission to fight blindness, improve quality of care, and make a difference in patients’ lives. Recently, through our Iridex Cares program, we partnered with Dr. Andrew Toren (Canada) and Salient Medical Solutions (our distributor in Canada) to bring our laser technology to Ivory Coast.
Dr. Toren said: “A big thank you to Iridex for their humanitarian support through the donation of the SLX Laser. Despite the pandemic which canceled our visit in February 2021, we were able to transport the laser to Ivory Coast and continue our work through virtual training sessions with Dr. Jérémie Agré in Ivory Coast. He has started training local ophthalmologists in glaucoma surgery this year (virtually and some smaller onsite sessions). He is thrilled to have the Iridex SLx laser in his glaucoma toolbox. After the first few patients treated, he is now much more comfortable with the laser in his patient population.”
“Thanks a lot for the donation, the laser will serve several patients in the country of Ivory Coast,” said Dr. Jérémie Agre.
Many thanks to Dr. Toren and Dr. Agre for their humanitarian work. We are happy to help.