A latest vision testing machine installed at the Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital
Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital recently installed a newly-launched vision testing machine, the Diopsys ‘Retina Plus’. This sophisticated machine is primarily used for the early detection and management of vision disorders in infants and younger patients, and for the quick screening of adults. Along with the ‘Retina Plus’, the hospital is amongst the few users in India of the Diopsys ‘NOVA’ machine, which is also used for vision testing. Made by the world leaders in the field, Diopsys, Inc., USA, these machines are used to evaluate the visual pathway and vision impairment in high-risk newborns, especially those admitted in the Neonatal ICU, and thus help in early intervention to restore their vision. Additionally, they are used by doctors to diagnose problems such as lazy eye, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and optic nerve damage. Since the ‘Retina Plus’ machine is portable and compact, it can be transported to the Neonatal ICU to test infants, or also used at remote locations such as outreach camps and school screenings. With instruments like these, Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital continues to provide the rural population of South Gujarat with the best available medical technologies and treatment.