Australian optometrists are not permitted to prescribe oral medication, in contrast to comparative countries where their counterparts have been prescribing them for years. Insight investigates why this is the case in Australia.
As a parent of a child with cataracts, MEGAN PRICTOR knows the struggle of affected families. That’s why she set up Cataract Kids Australia, a charity that’s formed a strong bond with orthoptics. Read more
Invasive surgery is often a step too far to eliminate vitreous floaters for many, but DR CON MOSHEGOV says an Australian-developed YAG laser therapy is proving to be an ideal first-line option for selected patients.
In 2020, ophthalmology became the first medical field in Australia to secure approval for a gene therapy. The one-off treatment can restore vision in people once resigned to a lifetime of blindness and is expected to pave the way for many more. MYLES HUME analyses the opportunities and challenges posed by ocular gene therapies. Read more
Melbourne company Cylite is putting the final touches on its Hyperparallel-OCT (HP-OCT) ahead of its official launch next month. The company discusses its journey up until this point and the sophistication that sets its technology apart.
A major Sydney eye clinic that sees 130 patients a day has gone paperless and completely digitised the way it handles ophthalmic data. It’s created efficiencies that allow specialists to spend more time with patients.
The decision to round key measurements to the nearest whole number can have a compounding effect. NICOLA PEAPER explains why accuracy is vital when ordering modern, high performing lens designs of today. Read more
Independent optometrists discuss their decision to harmonise the end-to-end patient journey with the latest ophthalmic lens technology from a single manufacturer, and the value it’s creating for their businesses and patients. Read more
A prosperous orthoptic profession depends on the number and calibre of students recruited and their retention in the workforce. PROFESSOR KATHRYN ROSE explains how UTS fits into the equation. Read more