Alongside our plans for a new Eye Hospital, we are also delighted to launch our Vision charity appeal. This aims to help raise vital funds so that Sunderland stays at the forefront of the very latest eye treatments and cutting edge technologies. Money raised through the Vision appeal will help fund even more state-of-the-art equipment for the new Eye Hospital.
Just like mobile phones, technology changes very quickly in the world of eye treatment. We have set our sights on a number of key pieces of equipment. This is over and above the kit that we will install as part of the new Eye Hospital.
See our shopping list below;
This is a specialist machine that measures the central and peripheral (side) vision and is used to diagnose eye problems. The most common visual field test uses a light spot that is repeatedly presented in different areas of your peripheral vision.
Cost: Over £30,000 per machine
The 3D eye scan uses light waves to produce a 3D image showing a digital photograph of the surface of the eye. The flexible machine is for patients who cannot sit upright and allows the doctor or clinician to see both the back of your eye and a 3D image to look beneath the surface of the eye and locate a particular eye condition.
Cost: Over £100,000 per scanner
To be fitted in our new operating theatres, to aid with complex surgeries.
Cost: Over £100,000 per microscope
The 3D eye scan uses light waves to produce a 3D image showing a digital photograph of the surface of the eye. The machine allows your doctor or clinician to see both the back of your eye and a 3D image to look beneath the surface of the eye and locate a particular eye condition.
Cost: Over £130,000 per scanner
Adjustable, electric couch-bed designed to offer optimal working conditions for carrying out diagnostic examinations and laser treatment.
Cost: Over £6000 per chair
State-of-the-art equipment used for cataract surgery
Cost: Over £35,000 per machine
This is specialist equipment to provide colour images of the interior surface the eye. The images assist clinical staff to improve diagnosis for patients.
Cost: £15,000 per camera
You can fundraise, either on your own or take part in something we have organised. We will be organising a range of fundraising events and activities over the coming months, keep an eye on this page and the Trust’s social media for details.
You can spread the word about our appeal to your friends, family and work colleagues. We want to get as many people involved as possible.
You can donate direct to the appeal, just click on the button below.
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