£20,000 DONATED TO BUY SPECIALIST OPTICAL SCANNER

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Cambrian News photographer - Lloyd Evans, League of Friends; Jenny Blake; Sharon Bonner; Barry Lewis; Catrin Mason; Amy Griffiths; Gemma Musson; and Manoj Kulshrestha, consultant ophthalmologist

BRONGLAIS Hospital’s League of Friends has presented £20,000 to the ophthalmology department to enable them to buy a specialist machine.

The Cambrian News reported “The donation has paid for an optical coherence tomography scanner which is able to scan for macular conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.

Manoj Kulshrestha, consultant opthalmologist, thanked the League of Friends for the donation saying the machine would be a huge boost to the service.

He said: “Thank you to the League of Friends for this very generous donation. This has been a valuable addition to our service.

“More than 200 retinal scans have been carried out over a year, helping to streamline care for these patients and freeing up outpatient appointments for other patients.

“The OCT machine is the best in the UK and has saved many patients from travelling for vital eye care” here.

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