1. 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

  2. Tackling Myopia in Practice

    Jessica Chi | 28 February 2017

    As eye care professionals we can make a real difference to the lives of our young myopic patients. AG first presented to the practice aged seven. She had been diagnosed with myopic astigmatism at five, and had progressed by approximately one dioptre a year.... Read More

  3. Optometry: Facing a Turning Point

    Margaret Lam | 30 January 2017

    Eye care is at a turning point. Interesting challenges will face us in the year ahead. A ‘turning point’ is defined as a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. I believe this is a very... Read More

  4. Contact Lens Fitting Post-ICRS

    Jessica Chi | 25 November 2016

    Intrastromal corneal ring segments technology has improved significantly in recent years, but should still be considered only after all options for contact lenses have been exhausted. AM, a 48- year old book-keeper was referred to the practice for contact... Read More

  5. Three Things You Can’t Live Without

    Margaret Lam | 28 October 2016

    Here are three things we used to get in trouble for doing in the consulting room, that these days, we just can’t live without. This year is my 20th year in the optometry profession. When I look back at the evolution of optometry over that time, it... Read More

  6. Taking Time to Save Time

    Jessica Chi | 28 September 2016

    Let’s not allow the art of dispensing to disappear. AD, a 60 year old CEO, was referred for contact lens fitting. He has a history of right vitrectomy for macula-on retinal detachment two years prior. A right cataract developed and six months later, he... Read More

  7. CLs and Corneal Graft Neovascularisation

    Margaret Lam | 26 August 2016

    Gaining expertise in the more complex areas of contact lens practice can be as rewarding for you as it is for your patients. In my previous ‘mipatient’ column (mivision Jul 16), I described a little of the pathophysiology of a patient who... Read More

  8. Glaucoma: Impact of a Late Diagnosis

    Jessica Chi | 27 July 2016

    An unexpected case of glaucoma highlights the importance of screening and monitoring the ocular health of our patients. DM, a 42-year old Caucasian male, presented to the practice for the first time complaining of problems with his vision at distance and... Read More

  9. Corneal Graft Neovascularisation

    Margaret Lam | 28 June 2016

    Delving into a patient’s complex eye health history and a lot of thinking outside the box can bring a happy resolution for previously unsolvable vision issues. In walks my patient. Quietly confident, affable, mid 50s, with the demeanour and insight of... Read More

  10. Managing Patients with an Ocular Prosthesis

    Jessica Chi | 24 May 2016

    A well-fitting, well matched ocular prosthesis can dramatically aid the psychological adaptation for a patient who has lost an eye, but patient management is essential. A consultation with RW, a 75-year-old retired gentleman who wears an ocular prosthesis,... Read More

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