MIGS has triggered a shift in the glaucoma paradigm, enabling surgical intervention that bridges the gap between medical management and invasive surgery. While much of the focus has been on stent-based procedures, DR NATHAN KERR says surgeons should be excited by an entirely different approach by Australia’s Nova Eye Medical.
Vision impairment is a disability of access. DR SUE SILVEIRA explains how orthoptists help children overcome these barriers to participate within most areas of the curriculum. Read more
With the everyday demands of practice life, it can be easy to lose sight of the effort put into each frame. JED CROTTEY details the design and manufacturing processes behind acetate frames. Read more
Effective practice management can define a practice’s success. Experienced managers share their hard-won wisdom on how to work smarter across both optometry and ophthalmology practices.
After spending the first 10 years of my career as a practising optometrist in Australia and the UK, I returned to Australia in 1999 and seized an opportunity at the Cornea and Contact Lens Unit (now BHVI) where I fell in love with research. I liked following protocols, discovering associations, formulating and presenting data.
Australia’s eyecare profession is clear about how much weight should be given to 6/12 visual acuity when determining a patient’s suitability for cataract surgery, but this is potentially at odds with a new clinical care standard in development. Insight dissects the issue.
As Australia marks National Diabetes Week from 11-17 July, Specsavers ANZ director of optometry DR BEN ASHBY outlines the latest trends in diabetic eyecare and how the company is spotting opportunities to enhance its approach.
Corneal collagen cross-linking revolutionised treatment for keratoconus patients when it was introduced in the late 1990s, but it was a one-size-fits-all approach. Two decades later, capabilities have taken a significant leap, reducing risks and improving patient outcomes.
Deciding to practise in a regional community can expose new optometrists to a variety of pathology and lifestyle opportunities. Two graduates discuss their decision to go regional, and the most important factors when it came to choosing their employer.
A pilot’s suitability to fly can often hinge on the assessment of an eyecare professional. While optometrists play a key role in pilot vision assessments today, it hasn’t always been this way. MYLES HUME looks back on optometry’s fight for recognition as aviation eye examiners.