In June 2016, the Foundation decided to finance a new eye instrument for AniCura Djursjukhuset Albano – a combined cSLO/OCT instrument (confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography), the first of its kind for animals in the Nordic region. This represents a major upgrade and refinement of eye diagnostic capabilities at Albano’s ophthalmology and neurology centre.
The instrument enables photography of the back of the eye and the chamber angle, facilitating diagnosis and prognosis for animals with diseases of the retina and glaucoma. This equipment also enhances certainty in the follow up of treatments used, for example, for diabetic patients. The instrument provides cross sectional images of the retina which makes it possible for the first time to assess how serious (deep-rooted) any defects are.
The ophthalmology centre also has equipment to test the function of the retina and fields of vision, thanks to contributions from AniCura’s research fund.