A laser treatment approach to floaters

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.

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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

Cylite HP-OCT

Australian-made HP-OCT to hit the market

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.

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Heron Eyecare

Optimising workflow for precise results

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

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Call to action: Patient reminders

How a practice approaches patient recalls can determine their success from both a clinical and business perspective. It is also a field that’s ripe for innovation, writes RHIANNON BOWMAN. Read more

Narelle Hine Hinesight Optometrist

Contending with a COVID practice closure

Fortunately, few optometry practices have experienced close contact with a COVID-19-positive patient – and the associated rigmarole. My Sydney city practice HineSight Optometrist, however, did have this experience in early May, which triggered a rabbit-hole journey for my business on several fronts.

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aaron henry optometrist ProVision

Levelling the playing field for independent optometry

With the largest network of practices in Australia, ProVision possesses significant buying power. But as CEO STEVEN JOHNSTON explains, it’s doing much more to ensure independent optometry can continue to flourish, especially amid a record trading period.

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