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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Managing Infantile Aphakia

    Jessica Chi | 26 June 2017

    Managing babies with aphakia could be the most challenging yet rewarding task you take on. EP first presented to the practice aged four months, referred by the Royal Children’s Hospital after a recent diagnosis of bilateral cataracts. In the past month, ... Read More

  8. The Only Thing Worse Than Being Blind Is…

    Margaret Lam | 29 May 2017

    Low vision experts have a clear view on what we should be doing better to manage patients with low vision. Helen Keller is attributed as saying, ‘The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.’Let me change Helen’s... Read More

  9. Discuss, Recommend, Understand

    Jessica Chi | 28 April 2017

    We cannot force our patients to do what they are not willing to do, even if we believe it’s the best thing for them.  CK, a 33-year old female, was referred to the practice for contact lens fitting by her corneal specialist. She had been diagnosed... Read More

  10. Help! There’s an RGP... I'm the Only Optom

    Margaret Lam | 26 March 2017

    Complex pathology is now in the realm of ‘easy peasy’. Not so RGPs! Retinal detachment? Glaucoma suspect? Microbial keratitis? These days, to most practicing optometrists, diagnosis and appropriate management of complex ocular pathology is getting ... Read More

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