RO­TAR­IAN GIFT

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News - Story and Photo by Bev Jor­dan

State of the art di­ag­nos­tic eye imag­ing equip­ment has been pre­sented to The Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal at West­mead by mem­bers of The Ro­tary Club of Hills Kel­lyville.

The SPECTRALIS OCT Di­ag­nos­tic Eye Imag­ing equip­ment is now be­ing used by pe­di­atric oph­thal­mol­o­gists at what is the only ded­i­cated eye treat­ment clinic for chil­dren in NSW.

Katie Geer­ing, co-head of the Oph­thal­mol­ogy depart­ment at the West­mead Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal said the new equip­ment had re­cently been used on a four-year-old boy to give doc­tors valu­able in­for­ma­tion about the cause for his vi­sion loss and sub­se­quent treat­ment.

“His fam­ily were so thank­ful that we had this new piece of equip­ment at the hospi­tal,“she said.

Ro­tar­i­ans and Ro­tary Dis­tricts around Aus­tralia and In­dia sup­ported the fundrais­ing push by Hills Kel­lyville which be­came a Global Grant project of

The Ro­tary Foun­da­tion of Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional.

Ro­tary Club of the Hills-Kel­lyville Pres­i­dent Fran Broad­bent with Katie Geer­ing.

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