Charitable funding has enabled the Royal Eye Unit to acquire an Optos Silverstone ultra-widefield retinal imaging system which is now benefitting patients.  This cutting-edge equipment allows for more comprehensive acquisition and review of images in one multimodal imaging system.  It also provides a significantly better assessment of the retinal periphery when compared to conventional imaging of the rear of the eye.

Consultant ophthalmologist Vasuki Sivagnanavel explained:

“We are very excited to have acquired this state-of-the-art equipment.  As well as assisting our COVID-19 recovery plan, by clearing the backlog of routine retina activity that built up at the height of the pandemic in the spring, the more comprehensive evaluation of the retinal periphery it provides will lead to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.”