Neonatal Appeal - Love At First Sight
Today, the tiniest and most vulnerable premature babies in Glasgow's neonatal units could lose their sight to a curable condition - Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
Love at First Sight aims to raise £150,000 to purchase potentially sight-saving pieces of kit for the neonatal units at the Royal Hospital for Children, Princess Royal Maternity and Royal Alexandra Hospitals.
This specialist imaging equipment can help to detect this devastating condition - ROP - sooner, giving surgeons the best possible chance of saving the sight of premature babies.
Pedro Gonzalez, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Hospital for Children said: “A picture is worth a thousand words, and we need to be able to take photos of tiny babies’ eyes to see if there are any problems. At the moment, we work on diagnosis based on written reports following a visit by an ophthalmologist, but we can more accurately diagnose the condition from a photo.”
Eoghan Millar, Consultant Ophthalmologist also at the Royal Hospital for Children said: “Retinopathy of prematurity is a potentially devastating condition. This equipment will allow us to better serve the most vulnerable in our society. By accurately documenting their condition, illustrating their condition to their parents and educating the wider healthcare community, we will be able to make better treatment choices and save more sight whilst extending care further. We would hope in the future no child would be blinded by this condition and this equipment will take us a step further in that journey.”
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