President meets with international eye expert

President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday met with ophthalmologist Dr Roberto Pinelli to discuss challenges in battling eyesight defects and diseases in the Maldives.

Dr Pinelli, who founded the private healthcare centre the ILMO Institute, which aims to research and treat problems with the human eye, met with the president to discuss possible future collaborations within the Maldives.

Dr Pinelli is said to have pioneered treatments around the world in refractive surgery and vision.