From individual patients to national eyecare systems, Tasmanian ophthalmologist Professor Nitin Verma has made it his mission to improve visual outcomes in developing countries. Now he’s bringing his unique knowledge to the RANZCO presidency.
UK-trained ophthalmologist DR OLIVER COMYN made it a priority to install a state-of-the-art imaging device when he joined a well-known private hospital in New Zealand as its sole retinal specialist. Now that piece of equipment has become an essential part of the clinic.
Eyecare professionals are often high achievers who manage businesses, patients and staff all at once. The stress and pressure can lead to psychological issues. With COVID-19 presenting new problems, Insight checks in on the sector’s mental health. Read more
New prescribing regulations come into force early next year designed to encourage greater use of generic and biosimilar medicines and improve patient awareness. Find out what these changes are and how they will be embedded in to practice management software.
Few technologies have had such a swift and profound impact on eyecare as much as optical coherence tomography. Insight takes a deep dive into the evolution of OCT and the bearing this may have on future models. Read more
Insight explores how optometrists and eyewear retailers are using cost-effective and creative marketing techniques to attract patients in today’s ultra-competitive market landscape as more consumers venture online.
With a steady stream of new evidence, masks have become a hot topic in eyecare during COVID-19. But the issue has been confusing and contentious. MYLES HUME examines the mask debate and the risks airborne transmission and asymptomatic patients may pose.
More presbyopic patients are seeking a safe, effective and affordable surgical solution to break free from their spectacles. Ophthalmologist DR ANTON VAN HEERDEN discusses his early experience with a laser blended vision procedure in his new Melbourne clinic. Read more
Two years has passed quickly and I will hand over to Associate Professor Nitin Verma on 10 October 2020. Read more