OAW 2021: The role of an orthoptist in clinical trials

The World Health Organisation defines a clinical trial as “a type of research that studies new tests and treatments and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes”. Clinical trials are integral for finding new and improved ways to treat, prevent or diagnose different types of illnesses.

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Operating in a new dimension with 3D visualisation

A new era in ophthalmic surgery has dawned with the emergence of 3D visualisation systems. Surgeons discuss how Alcon’s latest advance in this field is offering new levels of comfort, efficiency and teaching advantages in Australian operating theatres.

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Closing the Top End Gap

Orthoptist MADELAINE MOORE moved to the Northern Territory to escape the city limits. But on her way, she’s found fulfilment working to improve eye health outcomes for indigenous communities. Read more

New frontiers in treating late-stage AMD

As part of Macula Month this May, Insight examines drug development programs that could significantly alter the late-stage AMD therapy landscape. Leading experts also discuss why optometrists are such an important link in the success of both patient outcomes and clinical trials.

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Establishing processes for results

In the workshop well-established processes can be the difference between providing quality service or poor outcomes. It’s also an effective tool for training and development, writes Bruce Wain. Read more

A new precedent in peripheral pathology detection

Optos’s ultra-widefield imaging systems are renowned for some of the most superior views of the retina, but the company recently went a step further to incorporate swept source OCT. DR DAVID SIA from Pennington Eye Clinic – Australia’s first practice to have Silverstone installed – discusses why it’s so beneficial for vitreoretinal specialists, ocular oncologists and beyond.

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Rethinking what’s possible with the enVista IOL

Bausch + Lomb’s latest version of the enVista monofocal recently became available to Australian and New Zealand surgeons along with a new pre-loaded delivery system. Early adopters discuss making it a go-to IOL and how it’s offering increased depth-of-field in many patients.

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