27.05.2009

Eye care patients to get better screening after fundraiser

Eye care patients to get better screening after fundraiser

By Alexa Kaczka

A Grimsby woman who ran the London Marathon to raise funds has given the donation to an eye care clinic.

Surinder Fowler, 50, took part in the race as a fundraiser for the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, according to the Grimsby Telegraph.

Her diabetic mother, Mohinder Kaur Virdee, had suffered from cataracts before she died in 1996.

Ms Fowler raised £1,500, which she presented to eye surgeon Sid Goel for software and LCD screens to help other diabetic patients undergoing eye treatment.

Mr Goel told the paper: "We are going to make an investment in electrical equipment that will disseminate information to keep patients more aware of what they are undergoing."

Earlier this week, the Yeovil Express reported a high turnout for people invited to an eye screening for diabetics in Somerset.

Almost 90 per cent of those invited came to have their eyes examined for retinopathy, a sight-threatening condition.

by Martin Burns


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