Epipole Handheld Camera Cost = £6,000 We currently do not have a system in place which captures images of the optic nerve prior to craniofacial surgery, therefore we are unable to diagnose or confirm any changes which may have occurred post operatively. Patients who require craniofacial surgery tend to be quite young and the current cameras within the Eye Department, in our outpatient setting, are not suitable for capturing optic disc images safely. The theatre camera (retcam) can be used when a young child is under a general anaesthetic, however this requires a highly skilled ophthalmologist attending the theatre session. The transport of a heavy and expensive camera also increases the risk of damage. The epipole camera is a quick, non-invasive device which can take images of a patient’s eye without the assistance of specialist staff from the Eye Department, saving valuable clinician time and making the patient journey more streamlined. By capturing images prior to the patient having any craniofacial surgery we are able to improve patient care by having a baseline image to make clinical decisions, which is crucial should any changes occur. Epipole Handheld Camera Support Us If you are interested in donating to our Eye Department Fund to enable us to purchase an epipole handheld camera, or other equipment that will make a huge difference to our patients, please contact our Fundraising Team on 0121 333 8506, email [email protected] or visit www.bch.org.uk/eyebelieve.