Vitrectomy cutters are the fundamental tool for vitreoretinal surgeons. South Australian retinal specialist DR STEWART LAKE discusses one of the latest advances in the field and how it’s leading to safer, more efficient surgeries.
New research on eye trauma sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the launch of an international live registry of eye injuries, is building a bigger picture on patterns and emerging trends, as RHIANNON BOWMAN discovers.
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Cafa Huynh was the youngest Vietnamese refugee to be pulled off a sinking boat in a daring rescue in 1981. Today, he is clinic director of franchise optometry practice in Hurstville, Sydney. He speaks with Insight about his road to optometry in Australia.
Attracting and retaining patients with contact lens products has become increasingly difficult with the rise of online retailers. But Menicon Australia is one major manufacturer choosing to stick by independents with a portfolio spanning across daily disposables and specialty contact lenses.
In 2016, at his home RANZCO scientific branch meeting in Tasmania, preeminent ophthalmic genetics expert Professor Alex Hewitt presented on the transformative impact of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs).
From setting goals and aligning values, to investing in technology and asking for feedback, there is no shortage of effective business habits for successful small-to-medium optical enterprises. Four leading Australian optometrists, an optical dispenser and a practice manager from various locations share what works best for them.
MATTEO ACCORNERO was appointed to lead Luxottica’s retail business in ANZ a year ago and is now overseeing a major investment program across the company’s optical stores aimed at elevating the end-to-end customer experience.
Insight investigates the major challenges of accessing and sharing digital images captured on multiple ophthalmic devices, and whether proprietary interests take precedence over clinical convenience. Read more
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.
George & Matilda Eyecare is primed to sign off on several new acquisitions as more independents see the value and safety of joining a collective in uncertain times. Read more