Breaking the mould: understanding Peter Larsen

In a wide-ranging interview, PETER LARSEN details his rationale for bringing Specsavers to Australia, as well as the opposition he’s faced trying to change optometry’s ‘belief systems’. He also discusses his new roles at Topcon and the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Read more

2021: Year in Review

From lockdowns and vaccines to major acquisitions and breakthrough technology, Insight reflects on the major developments across the Australian and global ophthalmic sector in 2021. Read more

Honouring the preservative-free mantra

Ophthalmic products are a significant contributor to AFT Pharmaceuticals’ bottom line. Combined with an unmet need for preservative-free products, the company is highly motivated to expand its pipeline, says CEO and founder DR HARTLEY ATKINSON. Read more

More than guide dogs

Guide Dogs’ services extend beyond what its name suggests, to also include orthoptic services. Orthoptist KATE CLARK describes the difference she has made in one client’s life. Read more

Use it or lose it: Maximising the health fund rush

Optometry practices across the country are gearing up for a busy Christmas period, with pent up demand to make this period even busier than usual for some. Insight finds out how the sector is gearing up as patients race to use their health fund benefits.

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Issues around same day bilateral cataract surgery

Cataracts are the commonest operation in the world. With modern day surgical techniques, it’s also the safest. And better yet, advances in lens technology mean some patients may enjoy the best vision of their entire life post-surgery.

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In pursuit of more precise vitrectomy

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.

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Home is where the harm is: changing trends in eye injuries

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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