A tonometer to measure eye pressure in the Eye Department of St Mary’s Hospital promises to make discomfort and stress more a thing of the past.
The £2,395 tonometer has been purchased for the department by the Friends of St Mary’s.
Nurse Specialist Sanchia Chiverton explained that eye pressure was a necessary and very informative part of ophthalmic assessment…
“All patients had needed to have drops to anaesthetise the eye.
“With this hand-held tonometer no drops are required, which is especially welcome with the young and very old.”
Emphasising its popularity, she added:
“We have quite a squabble over who gets to use it at one of the nine consulting rooms!”