New sight-saving treatments available at town’s hospital
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A range of new eye clinic facilities offering sight-saving treatment are now available to patients in Beccles.
The ophthalmology team from James Paget University Hospital are the using the facilities at Beccles Hospital, in St Mary’s Road, to offer patients a host of new services.
One of the procedures offered is eye ball injections which combat the effects of wet Age-relative Macular degeneration (AMD) – the most common cause of blindness.
AMD is a chronic retinal disease which leads to the loss of central vision. It is caused by scare tissue which is created as part of an out of control healing process when tiny blood vessels grow and leak at the back of the eye.
The injections are helping to save patients’ sight when previously they would have gone blind – and rates of blindness have halved since they were introduced 10 years ago.
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A spokesman said: “The Eye Clinic Facilities at Beccles Hospital will help meet growing demand while providing a service closer to home for residents in Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, and the villages of the Waveney Valley.”
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