Manchester Royal Eye Hospital’s Bicentenary Open Day Tuesday 21st October 2014
An Open Day to celebrate the bicentenary of the Manchester Royal
Eye Hospital takes place on the 200th anniversary of the
hospital inauguration on Trafalgar Day 1814: Tuesday
21st October 2014, between 10am-4pm.
The hospital is opening its doors to the public for a
behind-the-scenes look at the operational side of a hospital that
treats a quarter of a million patients a year. Patients and members
of the public are invited to join staff past and present on this
day to take a tour of the hospital.
Highlights for visitors include:
- Information and displays on the clinical trials which have
happened or are currently happening at Manchester Royal Eye
- Demonstration of abnormal colour vision and electrophysiology,
including the chance to look at some virtual reality eyewear
- A display of the history of the Eye Bank, including information
about donation and corneal grafts and footage of a corneal
- Videos of procedures relating to ocular prosthetics, including
custom iris painting techniques
- Taking a visual acuity test
- Demonstration of eye conditions using simulation
- Demonstration of diagnostic equipment and non-mydriatic fundus
camera to photograph the eye
- An exhibition of paintings that celebrate 200 years of research
into vision undertaken in Manchester. Artist Lucy Burscough and her
'Look200' project are part of the Manchester Science Festival, run
by MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry).
- A tour of the operating theatres, demonstrations of advances in
surgery through displays of equipment and footage of
Mr Nicholas Jones, Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon and Chair of
the bicentenary organising committee said:
"This is a very important year for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital,
and I am thrilled to be part of the team organising the Bicentenary
of one of the world's most celebrated eye hospitals."
Visit www.mreh200.org.uk for more
information about the Bicentenary.
for more information about Manchester Science Festival and Look