Dr David Lubeck

It’s all about the (aqueous) flow

When it comes to the treatment of glaucoma, there is growing evidence to suggest that the ability to re-establish the natural flow of aqueous humour plays a critical role not only in reducing IOP, but also in preserving the health of the corneal endothelium, says US ophthalmologist DR DAVID LUBECK.

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orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic Sydney Eye Hospital

An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic

An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic at the Sydney Eye Hospital that is managing low risk and stable patients is helping to drive major efficiencies, write MELANIE LAI and CHRISTINA PETERSON.

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Optometry’s latest move for expanded scope

In a new push for expanded scope-of-practice, Optometry Australia is calling for change in six areas – including oral medications and intravitreal injections – so the nation’s under-utilised optometric workforce can get to work tackling urgent eye health issues. Insight unpacks the organisation’s key proposals.

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Cataract Kids Australia

Cataract Kids Australia and orthoptists

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

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Rewriting eye disease: Are we ready for gene therapies?

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

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