Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and its place in 2022

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS). Including:

  • Identify patients who would benefit from FLACS and write informed referrals
  • Learn the benefits and risks of FLACS
  • Understand the steps in the patient experience as they undergo FLACS
  • Understand post-operative complications and co-management

NOTE: Optomery Australia members can enter their details at the bottom of this article to have it automatically added to their Learning Plan. 

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Optical coherence tomography angiography: hype or hope?

 

At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). Including:

  • Recognise the limitations of OCT-A, including common artefacts, compared to fluorescein angiography
  • Appreciate the core technical principles of OCT-A
  • Understand the evolving clinical applications of OCT-A

NOTE: Optomery Australia members can enter their details at the bottom of this article to have it automatically added to their Learning Plan. 

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Myopia indication for low dose atropine

Low dose atropine for myopia management has largely been sourced off-label by Australian eyecare professionals, but the country will now gain access to its first approved product from this month.

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Addressing contact lens dropout

Can eyecare practitioners do more to find the ‘sweet spot’ for contact lens wearers that would reduce the rate of dropout? Insight asks those in the field how they keep their patients in contact lenses and how doing so can help grow the market. Read more

A new way of calculating biometric lenses

Using more than 500,000 scans from its DNEye Scanner, Rodenstock has developed a new AI calculating engine offering more precise ophthalmic lenses from the standard prescription. The company is now restructuring its lens portfolio, so its premium lenses are available to a wider market.

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What’s on the horizon in 2022?

With 2021 not going to plan for most, 2022 should see a return to normality in many respects, with in-person events recommencing and pent-up demand for eyecare services levelling out. Prominent figures within the ophthalmic sector offer their predictions for the year ahead.

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