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Light Up the Hospital — Set Your Sight on Healthcare

By Contributor
November 29th, 2023

Kootenay Lake Hospital is the only hospital in the Kootenay Boundary that offers Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

The OCT Machine provides non-invasive imaging that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal diseases such as macular degeneration.

Your donation to the Light Up the Hospital! campaign will help us purchase an OCT Machine for the Ophthalmology Clinic at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

“The OCT Machine is one of the most essential pieces of equipment we use, and your generous donation will help thousands of
patients in the West Kootenays get the proper care they need, right here in Nelson,” Ophthalmologist Dr. Faye Pesenti says.

Support for this fundraiser will mean that every year 2,500 to 3,000 patients in our region will receive this test at no cost, and their eyes won’t have to look elsewhere for
this valuable service.

KLH thanks the public for their support and for making our local hospital shine brighter than ever this year!

Any funds raised in excess of our goal will be directed to the purchase of other priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

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