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News and Events

  • Addenbrooke’s first NHS unit to install state-of-the-art eye laser

    Madhavan Rajan & a patient

    Madhavan Rajan & a patient

    Laser surgery in ophthalmology has evolved over the last 30 years and is now the preferred method for treating many eye conditions. This technology enables surgeons to operate with greater precision when compared to conventional surgery.

    Thanks to generous support, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) – the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals – has helped provide specialist eye laser equipment thanks to a gift left to ACT in a will along with a grant from The Cambridge Eye Trust.

    Addenbrooke’s is the first NHS unit in the UK to install the state-of-the-art ‘Femtosecond’ laser system. This infrared laser, with its ultra-precision, brings the potential to revolutionise eye surgery in the East of England, improving care and ensuring more patients can benefit.

    The total grant of £191,000 from the two organisations funded the new equipment, installation and necessary building adaptations.

    Mr Madhavan Rajan, Consultant Ophthalmologist (pictured) said: “The Eye Department at Addenbrooke’s was the first NHS unit in the UK to receive the advanced Femtosecond laser system. It helps improve safety and accuracy when treating visually compromised patients with cataract and corneal disorders. We are thankful to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and the Cambridge Eye Trust for helping us bring this innovative technology to patients in Cambridge.”

    Find out more about other recently funded ACT projects here.

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  • Cambridge Cornea and Cataract Symposium (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015)

    This national symposium at St John’s College, Cambridge is an annual event in April each year and organized under the chairmanship of Professor Madhavan Rajan from Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU) and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. It is attended by vision scientists and professionals from all across the UK and features European and International guest speakers.

    The symposium focusses on treatment advances and provides clinical updates on corneal infections, novel corneal transplantation procedures and technological innovations in cataract surgery.

    As well as providing insights into the latest trends in cornea and cataract surgery and research, this year’s symposium provided delegates with an invaluable opportunity to network. Speaking of the event, Professor Madhavan Rajan commented, “the symposium continues to provide an unique opportunity to discuss latest clinical trends in cornea and cataract surgery with an aim to improve clinical standards and dissipate latest research knowledge, both at a regional and national level. We are very grateful to the excellent feedback provided by the participants, speakers and our sponsors.

     

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