Six years ago Tania noticed that her eye was red and starting to hurt.
Thana was diagnosed with diabetes about twenty years ago..
Please help us reach our £80,000 target to buy an ultra-widefield fundus imager
Moorfields Eye Hospital is at the forefront of eye care in the UK and worldwide. A world class hospital needs world class equipment and that is why we are committed to buying the ultra-widefield fundus imager to ensure our patients continue to receive the best treatment.
The new generation of ultra-widefield fundus imagers could transform the way that we diagnose and treat eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis and sickle cell disease. All of these conditions can lead to blindness, if left undiagnosed and untreated.
Please donate today to help us buy this vital piece of equipment.
Why will this equipment be so important to us?
- It will allow us to diagnose diseases that can be hard to detect. This includes diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, which often develops at the periphery of the retina; and viral retinitis, which can develop very quickly.
- It will enable us to treat diseases with greater precision. Including treatment of diabetic retinopathy, which may need surgery on individual blood vessels inside the eye.
- It will help with sight-saving research. It will be an invaluable resource for research studies which are investigating how eye diseases develop, how to monitor disease progression better and how to improve treatment options and outcomes.
How does the new ultra-widefield fundus imager work?
- The principle is simple. The imager looks inside the eye to detect the presence of disease. ‘Fundus’ means that it can see right to the back of the eye. ‘Ultra-widefield’ means that it can show the full width of the retina in a single image – a range of 200 degrees, far more than has been previously possible. The new imager can also see the inside of the eye in true, incredibly accurate colour, which can be important in diagnosing some diseases like age-related macular degeneration.