New microscope boost for ophthalmology clinic at Katanning Health Service

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Shannon SmithGreat Southern Herald
Linda Royce, Robyn Millar and Sharon Moloney with the new microscope.
Camera IconLinda Royce, Robyn Millar and Sharon Moloney with the new microscope. Credit: Supplied

The future of eye surgery in Katanning is looking up, with the Katanning Health Service receiving a new ophthalmic microscope with the latest features.

The microscope arrived last month and will improve the service for Great Southern ophthalmology patients.

A WA Country Health spokeswoman said the machine would be used for the town’s monthly ophthalmology clinics.

“While cataract surgeries have always been performed at the Katanning Health Service, the new ophthalmic microscope will provide surgeons with a magnified and illuminated high-quality image of the eye as well as the ability to adjust their view quickly and easily if required during the procedure,” she said.

Since the refurbished theatres reopened at the end of 2018 there have been 112 cataract removals and the insertion of intraocular lenses at the Katanning Health Service.

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