Current appeal

We need the best equipment for delicate eye surgery

When treating patients with disorders of the macula and retina our surgeons rely on presurgery imaging in the operating theatre.

However, there is an exciting new technology available that would allow them to perform this imaging in real-time during surgery.

The OPMI LUMERA 700 will enhance the surgical care provided to patients.

Traditionally, a 3D image of a patient’s eye is taken during a pre-surgery optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination. These images then help ophthalmic surgeons to both visualise the eye structures before surgery, as well as helping determine the surgical plan.

Surgery is then performed using a microscope to provide the high level of precision and accuracy required in such a small surgical field.

We need your help to purchase an exciting new piece of surgical equipment that combines a microscope with real-time OCT imaging.

The OPMI LUMERA 700 will change the way our doctors perform eye surgery.

This unique combination would allow our surgeons to perform OCT imaging in the operating theatre and make essential decisions and adjustments during surgery for the best patient outcomes.

We need to raise $500,000 to purchase this microscope.

Please donate today so we can put this equipment into the hands of our surgeons.

For more information, please feel free to contact Kathleen Lambrick at Epworth Medical Foundation on 03 9426 8170.