The outpatients clinic at Horsham Hospital, run by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), have received a new £47,000 ophthalmology machine to help patients prepare for cataract operations, generously paid for by the League of Friends at Horsham Hospital.
The machine measures eye structures for patients who need cataract surgery. The new state of the art machine has replaced an older machine and is able to measure the eye faster and more accurately.
Rosemarie Read, senior sister, Horsham outpatients, said: “We are very grateful to the Friends of Horsham Hospital for their support. We will use this machine as part of the pre-assessment procedure prior to patients having cataract surgery.
“Previously, some patients with more dense cataract would have had to travel to East Surrey Hospital for their pre assessment as our old machine was not able to get the necessary measurements and now all our patients, living in the local area can have their pre-assessment appointments at Horsham Hospital.”
Judy McMahon, chair, Horsham League of Friends said:
“We are pleased to be able to support the ophthalmology clinic and to fund this very specialist machine and delighted that it is already making such a positive difference to patients living locally.”