On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Alkmaar to attend the presentation of a new retinal camera to the Medical Center Alkmaar (MCA).

The Oogfonds Organization (a national fundraiser in the field of blindness, visual impairment and eye disease) purchased the retinal camera/RETcam and donated it to the MCA.  Her Majesty is patron of the Oogfonds.