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Vera urges support for new eye care

Dr Teifi James and Tracey Taylor, fundraising for new eye camera at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Dr Teifi James and Tracey Taylor, fundraising for new eye camera at Calderdale Royal Hospital

A former Halifax fundraiser is urging residents to fund new eye care equipment after the success of a previous laser treatment.

Vera Parojcic founded the Aye Eye charity to buy a glaucoma laser, and is so pleased by the results she wants the people of Halifax to back the cause of Dr Teifi James, who is fundraising for a new eye treatment at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Vera said: “Mr James is trying to purchase an amazing new piece of equipment so to say thank you to the department for all their good work over the years, please send a donation, however little.

“Just one pound from each of us in Calderdale is all that is needed for something we all stand to benefit from.

“I’d also like to thank the Courier for their support and to everyone who has helped me while I was fundraising.”

Dr James said: “One piece of equipment we need to improve our specialist services is a wide field imaging system called Optomap.

“This lets you take a photo of the whole of your eye without the need for drops, which is a huge step forward.

“It allows you to do more treatments and special investigations.

“It’s a fantastic piece of equipment but it costs in the region of £150,000.

“The particular condition this is useful for is called uveitis, which is an inflammation of the inside of the eye.

“If we could get the equipment it would make us the centre of ophthalmology in this part of Yorkshire.”

 

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