New eye treatment room opens at Ninewells

MAIN New eye treatment room opens at Ninewells
Members of the eye team in the new treatment room at Ninewells

Eye patients attending the Ophthalmology Department will benefit from a new modern treatment room.

Patients with a variety of macula disease conditions will now receive their treatment in the new treatment room which has recently opened at Ninewells.

People with macula disease conditions are required to have frequent injections into the eye to preserve their eyesight and prevent blindness.

The previous treatment room in ward 25 has been used since 2008, initially seeing 10 patients per week.  However over the past 10 years the number of patients being treated in the facility has grown to approximately 125 per week.

As part of the ongoing drive to improve patient care, the decision was taken to create a larger, more modern facility to provide treatment for the growing number of patients from Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and North Fife.

Over the past three years there has also been a transition from medical staff providing these interventions, to this being a predominantly nurse-led clinic and service.

The ophthalmology staff were keen to hear from patients and their families about this change to service and feedback indicates that patients are extremely supportive of this nurse-led clinic.

Staff in the department would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the service development and progression over the past number of years.

 

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