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site for eyes was, originally the Excimer Laser Unit at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

The Excimer Laser Unit was setup in 1993 to provide excimer laser refractive and therapeutic surgeries to both Private and NHS patients and is therefore one of the longest established providers of refractive laser surgery in the country.

Mr Danjoux, who trained in Newcastle, became Director of the unit in 1997.

He introduced the LASIK procedure in 1997, the Excimer Laser Unit being the first in the North-East of England to provide LASIK treatment. Subsequently the range of refractive surgical procedures has been expanded and the Excimer Laser Unit has developed a reputation as a quality provider of comprehensive refractive surgery services in the region. It is closely allied to the Corneal Diseases Unit at the Eye Infirmary.

Demand for the service rapidly outgrew the units capability as a provider within it's existing infrastructure. Expansion was needed. The Infirmary as a core NHS hospital was not able to take on this development.

In 2000, Mr Danjoux had the vision to create and finance a predominantly private facility site for eyes within an NHS hospital. The aim was to provide superlative treatment utilising the latest technology together with the most highly qualified surgeons, considering only the patients best interests and their subsequent treatment.

site for eyes has continued to be innovative and has introduced several new treatments in the field of refractive and corneal surgery, being the first centre in the North–East to offer implant surgery (both Refractive Lens Exchange and Phakic Implants) as an alternative for patients not suitable for laser surgery. We were the first centre in the region to utilise Multifocal and Accommodating intra-ocular implants to help patients reduce the need for reading glasses and have extensive experience in this aspect of lens surgery. Similarly, INTACS and more recently Collagen Cross Linking (C-3R) for the treatment of keratoconus and other corneal ectasias were first provided in the North-East by site for eyes.

The site for eyes team maintain their dedication to the NHS through their ongoing work within the Sunderland Eye Infirmary.