A gift for the apple of your eye

On October 13, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation was the happy recipient of a generous donation of $10,000 from the Cowansville Lions Club and the Knowlton Lions Club. The BMP Foundation team was very pleased to welcome Lion Benoit Ouellet, President of the Cowansville Lions Club and Lion John Staton, President of the Knowlton Lions Club, to the event. The meeting was hosted by Lion Daniel Bell, Lions Club President for Zone 53 West 2019-20.

 

The Angio-Tomograph, a Specialized Device

Mr. Patrick Boucher, President of the Board of the BMP Foundation, announced that the money will be invested in the purchase of an Angio-Tomograph, a specialized imaging device for the retina and optic nerve. It will be used to monitor our glaucoma and macular degeneration patients, who represent approximately 70% of all ophthalmology patients. Older generation devices are not as accurate and often require that the patient be referred to the CHUS for a diagnostic test that only takes a few minutes. The acquisition of such a device will allow us to offer a state-of-the-art service that is more efficient and less costly because it is done on site. It will also allow us to increase accessibility by shortening the time it takes to treat a patient.

This new ophthalmological tool allows us to detect pathologies before they irreversibly affect vision. We are living in a new era of care where treatments not only stop degenerative eye diseases, but also restore the quality of vision the patient enjoyed before the disease.

From left to right: Lion John Staton, President of the Knowlton Lions Club; Francis Laramée, Director of Operations of the BMP Foundation; Patrick Boucher, President of the Board of the BMP Foundation; Lion Benoit Ouellet, President of the Cowansville Lions Club; and Ingrid Marini, Director of Major and Planned Gifts for the BMP Foundation.