State of the art eye equipment comes to Wisbech Hospital

Occular equipment bought by the Friends of Wisbech Hospital

Occular equipment bought by the Friends of Wisbech Hospital - Credit: Archant

State of the art eye equipment has been bought for patients at Wisbech Hospital thanks to The Friends fund raisers.

Occular equipment bought by the Friends of Wisbech Hospital

Occular equipment bought by the Friends of Wisbech Hospital - Credit: Archant

The hospital is now proud owner of an optical coherence tomography machine, a £25,000 piece of equipment, used for people with complex eye conditions.

Also bought is a replacement slit lamp for the ophthalmic clinic to replace the existing one.

It is used for many common eye conditions and was bought by the Friends for £7,000.

Vice chairman Malcolm Bruce said: “The optical coherence unit can measure the thickness of the retina which is useful for diagnosis in complicated conditions particularly macular degeneration.


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“The slit machine replaces an existing one which was getting old.”

The new equipment is in addition to a £40,000 refurbishment currently underway at the Peckover Ward.

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