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					                         “OPHTHALMOLOGY IN-SIGHT CAMPAIGN”

The Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation is pleased to share that it has launched a new
Annual Campaign entitled “OPHTHALMOLOGY IN-SIGHT CAMPAIGN” with a goal to raise
$130,000 to purchase an SLT Laser with Argon & Auto Refractor for Ophthalmology. The
state of the art equipment will provide the most up to date diagnostics and treatment of
glaucoma and other eye related conditions.

"This new and advanced ophthalmological equipment will greatly benefit our patients and will
give us the opportunity of offering the highest quality of care for many ocular pathologies.”
Luis Riveros, M.D.

"The technology from this fund-raising effort will be invaluable in treating Eye Diseases and
 will be of great benefit to the people of Miramichi." Dr. Vijay Sharma, M.D.

The region is extremely fortunate to have the services of two ophthalmologists, Dr. Vijay
Sharma and Dr. Luis Riveros. Dr. Sharma has the largest number of glaucoma patients of any
ophthalmologist in NB, and Dr. Riveros with his subspecialty in retinal diseases and oncology,
has had patients referred from as far away as Quebec. The Miramichi Hospital Ophthalmology
Department treated approximately 8000 patients last year and the numbers are increasing.

“The Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to commit to assisting the
Ophthalmologists and staff in their efforts by launching this exciting new annual campaign” said
Chairperson Russell Whitney. “The success of achieving this equipment will assist us in our
common goal of enhancing local patient care”.

If you or your organization wish to support the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation in its
efforts to enhance Ophthalmology Services in Miramichi, call the office at 627-7555. Together
we make a difference!

				
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