Dry eye disease and co-morbidities

  At the completion of this article, the reader will be able to improve their management of dry eye disease and co-morbidities, including: Recall the pathophysiology of dry eye disease Recall the mechanism of action of the various dry eye treatment options Identify the causes of a patient’s symptoms of dry eye Implement effective management strategies for DED and co-morbidities. Read More
cataract surgery collaborative care

Changes in cataract surgery, patient expectations and collaborative care

At the completion of this article, the reader should be able to improve their management of patients requiring cataract surgery including: Review the components of productive post-operative communication Understand and manage cataract patient expectations Review the elements of a good referral for refractive cataract surgery Understand the types of IOLs currently available Read More

IPL: A paradigm shift in the treatment of dry eye disease

  At the completion of this article, the reader should have a better understanding of dry eye management with IPL, including: Understand the role of IPL treatment in reducing symptoms, improving tear quality and managing inflammationassociated with dry eye disease (DED) Review the strengths and limitations of established dry eye treatment protocols, including tear supplements,
immunosuppressants and thermal heating Recognise how IPL treatments, following the ‘Toyos Protocol’, can improve DED symptoms and signs, reduce inflammation and stimulate meibum liquefaction.   Read More

From little things big things grow

Leaving his stable job and patients at Dry Eye Group in Melbourne was a difficult but necessary step optometrist and entrepreneur Billy Chang had to take to grow the start-up he co-founded to help dry eye patients.
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Tapping into ophthalmic opportunities

AFT Pharmaceuticals is highly selective about the products it brings to the Australasian market – and its eyecare portfolio exemplifies this. CEO Dr Hartley Atkinson discusses the company’s dual role as a distributor and innovator on the local ophthalmic scene.
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