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  1. The Power of a Prosthesis

    Jessica Chi | 31 May 2018

    A prosthetic contact lens can make all the difference to a patient’s appearance, self-confidence, and the ability to fit into society.  Recently, I spent a week at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia... Read More

  2. Think Twice: Rare and Complex Disorders

    Margaret Lam | 30 April 2018

    Unusual disorders test diagnostic skills and remind us all of the power of collaborative care to change lives. In walks your next patient. Rosa (not her real name) is an office worker in her late 40s. She is warm and friendly, but it is obvious that she is... Read More

  3. Managing Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

    Jessica Chi | 02 April 2018

    Onset of central serous chorioretinopathy can be distressing for patients. In most cases it willresolve without treatment and little loss of vision. KP, a 29 year old male academic presented to the practice complaining of a four day history of blur in the... Read More

  4. The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media

    Margaret Lam | 28 February 2018

    Rules of consent and about respecting patient practitioner confidentiality always apply, even when you’re using social media. What happens when you have a patient present with unusual pathology… you have never seen it before and you know that... Read More

  5. Educating to Manage Age-related MD

    Jessica Chi | 01 February 2018

    Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Australia. With no known cures, the role of optometrists is imperative.  MM is a 56 year old female with blue eyes. She suffers from type II... Read More

  6. The Gift of Giving

    Margaret Lam | 29 November 2017

    In the season of giving, I challenge you to consider how you can use your unique eyecare skills to help others. Throughout the world, 253 million people are blind or visually impaired. Some are vision impaired due to eye disease and some are vision impaired... Read More

  7. Managing The Patient

    Jessica Chi | 27 October 2017

    Sometimes, despite best practice, there are factors that we simply cannot control. In the September issue of mivision, I reported the case of MR, a 42-year old male who had radial keratotomy (RK) in 2000 for treatment of his moderate myopia. He had a... Read More

  8. Behavioural Optometry: Reviewing the Evidence

    Margaret Lam | 03 October 2017

    Recent intense focus on behavioural optometry has generated discussion about whether its practice is based on a sound, evidence-based, clinical approach. When evidence abounds for a particular therapy or intervention, in randomised controlled trials, or case... Read More

  9. Bilateral Radial Keratotomy and CLs

    Jessica Chi | 29 August 2017

    Radial keratotomy was widely used for correcting myopia, however has since fallen out of favour due to complications. Patients who have had radial keratotomy can present unique challenges for contact lens fitting. MR, a 42-year old male, was referred by his... Read More

  10. Turn Your Words Into Wisdom

    Margaret Lam | 28 July 2017

    Writing patient reports can feel like a thankless task, yet the rewards can be many and far-reaching. One aspect of patient care that meets with a spectrum of response – from disdain, to derision, and even barely masked tolerance – is writing... Read More

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