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Tetbury Lions boost Hospitals ophthalmology unit

Lions International is celebrating 100 years of service and throughout this time sight programmes have played a major part in fund raising efforts.  As part of the 100-year celebration, each individual Lions Club was asked to identify their Centenary Community Legacy Project.  Tetbury Lions Club, for its project, decided to make a large contribution to the Tetbury Hospital Trust for the purchase of a new visual fields machine for the ophthalmology unit.

Visual field tests measure peripheral vision and are used to detect blind spots (scotomas), which could be a sign of eye diseases.  The size and shape of a scotoma offer important clues about the presence and severity of diseases of the eye, optic nerve and visual structures in the brain. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and other visual field abnormalities.  From 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 600 patients have had their visual fields checked at Tetbury hospital.  Without a visual fields machine, the current unit will expire in April 2018, the ophthalmology service is not sustainable and this will impact negatively on current patients, particularly those with glaucoma who need to visit the hospital regularly to monitor their condition.

We are proud to announce that Tetbury Lions has collected enough money to enable the purchase of a replacement, thereby, enabling eye clinics to continue in Tetbury.  This donation of £15,000, one of our largest ever, was presented to Zena Dalton, Chief Executive, Tetbury Hospital Trust, during the Lions Charter Night dinner on 20th October 2017 at the Hare and Hounds Hotel.

In addition, the hospital is also looking to acquire an ophthalmic diagnostic scanner.  With the Lions providing most, if not all of the funding for the visual fields equipment, it has freed up other funds that would allow the hospital to purchase the scanner as well.




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