Donors contributing to the Fund-a-Need initiative during the Foundation’s InVision event have helped ensure Manitobans receive the best eye care possible at Misericordia with the purchase of a slit lamp camera and Tono-Pen.
Ophthalmologist Dr. Jennifer Rahman, who performs eye surgery at Misericordia’s Eye Care Centre of Excellence (ECCE), says the equipment is vital to quality eye care, especially in a high-volume clinic.
A Tono-Pen measures eye pressure, “one of the vital signs of the eye,” Dr. Rahman says, and is used before and after eye procedures and in screening for glaucoma.
The newest slit lamp camera provided by the generosity of InVision donors, for the clinical resource team, allows doctors to share high-resolution 3D digital photos of the eye with specialists to help the team triage emergency eye issues and allow the correct treatment to begin sooner.
Dr. Rahman says her whole team is grateful to donors.
“We couldn’t do our work without them, and we greatly appreciate their contribution and the care and support that they show for our work and for the patients. Investing in the community in this way is so important, for now and the future.”
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation
99 Cornish Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3C 1A2
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