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State-of-the-art imaging equipment transforms diagnosis at Worcestershire’s hospitals

 

Patients undergoing eye procedures at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch are going to benefit from faster, more efficient treatment thanks to a new piece of imaging equipment generously funded by the League of Friends.

Patients suffering ophthalmic conditions in Worcestershire are benefitting from a state of the art imaging technology which can rapidly generate a complete image of the eye. The machine can produce these images with two seconds allowing surgeons to pinpoint problems quicker and more accurately.  

The £26,000 Pentacam® calculates a 3D image of the eye to diagnose conditions more accurately and can be used to judge how a patient is responding to treatment. Having this state of the art equipment allows clinics to be more streamlined as nurses can do all Pentacam® scans resulting in patients getting diagnosis much quicker, reducing inappropriate treatments and unnecessary hospital stays.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mr Geraint Williams, said: “We are so grateful to the League of Friends for their generous donation. Having the Pentacam® gives us the opportunity to improve patient experience across our countywide services. We continually look to improve our services and this technology enables to do this as we can use it to improve patient care through our ongoing research”.

 

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