Today November 17 we remember a professor of professors, a person whose dedication and commitment made him a paradigm of science and Cuban Public Health: Dr. Orfilio Orestes Peláez Molina.
En el centenario de su nacimiento, recordamos al Dr. Orfilio Peláez Molina, un paradigma de la ciencia y la salud pública cubana. Su dedicación en el campo de la oftalmología brindó un tratamiento eficaz para la retinosis pigmentaria, evitando la ceguera.https://t.co/yAotb50LS4 pic.twitter.com/yMbufswk18
— José Angel Portal Miranda (@japortalmiranda) November 17, 2023
Thanks to the treatment conceived by Dr. Peláez Molina, in 75% of the cases treated today, the progression of the disease is retained and the vision improves in 16% of them. Their new method combines a surgical procedure with intravenous ozone application, vitamin supplements and electromagnetic therapy, which has obtained good results.
In honor of his legacy, the ophthalmology service of the Salvador Allende Hospital, together with the Faculty of Medical Sciences of this institution, has created a day of science to celebrate and pay tribute to the work of this remarkable scientist.
At the Salvador Allende Hospital where Dr. Peláez Molina is the main and longest stage of his research to develop a treatment against retinitis pigmentosa. In addition, he trained many generations of ophthalmologists and contributed to the emergence of the national program on retinitis pigmentosa with the decisive support of Fidel Castro.
In this centenary, as a fitting tribute, the eye service of the Salvador Allende Hospital will be named after Dr. Orfilio Peláez Molina, thus continuing his legacy and his valuable contribution to science and visual health, not only in Cuba, but in the world.