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New OCT Machine for Focus Birmingham

We were pleased to help support Focus Birmingham to purchase a state of the art Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine, which has now been installed at their Harborne site.

The Sight Loss Support Service at Focus Birmingham delivers a high quality vision rehabilitation service that supports in excess of 1,500 people with visual impairment per year to make the best use of their residual vision.

Focus Birmingham’s Sight Loss Support Services Lead, and Lead Optometrist, Andrew Miller commented, "I am absolutely delighted to have our new OCT machine installed. The purchase of an OCT machine will greatly enhance the service that we can provide here at Focus Birmingham.  It will enable us to detect problems even earlier, preventing further unnecessary sight loss in those with low vision.

At this time when we are looking to re-open up our clinics, the OCT machine can help us to more accurately understand, monitor and assess the changes due to eye disease. With this latest development in imaging equipment we can make more precise diagnosis of changing eye conditions, and more accurate referral for those needing treatment from the hospital eye departments. At a time when the NHS services are stretched, having an OCT means that we can manage our patients better in our clinic, only referring patients who would benefit from treatment, thus freeing valuable hospital clinic time.

We are incredibly grateful to BRIB and HSF who have enabled this vital purchase, as we know it will make a huge difference every day to the people we support."

Focus Birmingham's new OCT machine

 

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