Moorfields Eye Charity has donated a Zeiss Clarus 500 ultra widefield fundus camera to St George’s Hospital.
The charity explained that the device will enable ophthalmic clinic staff at the hospital to provide better care for patients, while also educating future clinicians and researchers.
Consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Ranjan Rajendram, said: “The new ultra widefield camera for the first time gives us the ability to show patients exactly what their ophthalmologist sees.”
“This is vital as it allows us to discuss true colour widefield retina images with patients and really involve them in the management of their eye conditions. Ultra widefield true colour images will also permit us to carry out effective screening and monitoring clinics,” Mr Rajendram added.
Moorfields Eye Charity is able to donate equipment through the support of its donors, who also enable the charity to provide targeted funds to discover treatments and research for eye diseases.
Business manager for Zeiss retina and glaucoma in the UK, Claire Martin, said: “The instrument will make a real difference to the patients and staff at St George’s Hospital, as they have a high volume of retinal patients. With their new Clarus 500, they will now be able to take true colour widefield photographs to detect and monitor any pathology in the periphery, as well as the macula and disc area.”
The Clarus 500 was officially donated to the hospital during a ceremony in London on 28 November.