It’s been a year since new state-of-the-art slit lamps and ophthalmoscopes arrived in the emergency departments at Windsor Regional Hospital.
The equipment presentation in March 2020, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, was made possible due to a $100,000 donation from the Windsor Downtown Lions Club and District A1 Lions Sight Conservation Foundation (Eyes Right).
“I cannot count how many times this equipment has been used to treat our community,” says Dr. Jody Stasko, Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine who referred to the devices as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of eye equipment.
The slit lamps are specialized equipment that allows doctors to diagnose eye diseases that cannot be detected with standard physical examinations while the ophthalmoscopes allow doctors to put the essential examination tools at every bedside.
“The support and generosity of the Windsor Downtown Lions Club continues to pay dividends for our Emergency Department and our community and we want to thank them again for their ongoing support and care for our community,” she says.
Documentation isn’t required every time the equipment is used, therefore the exact number of usages cannot be determined. However, it is said to have been used “countless number of times.”
1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1