The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Optometry Clinic has launched a Dry Eye Clinic on its Kensington campus at UNSW Sydney. The Clinic, which is led by Dr. Maria Markoulli, a Senior Lecturer and Optometrist at the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science, aims to be a state-wide referral centre for the diagnosis, imaging and evidence-based management of dry eye disease.
Additionally, the clinic provides a platform for dry eye research and the opportunity for dry eye sufferers to take part in this. It also aims to be an advocacy centre for those suffering with dry eye disease. Protocols are based on the international consensus workshop, TFOS DEWS II.
A visit to the dry eye clinic requires a referral, either from an eye care practitioner or from within a clinic. The first visit will involve a dry eye evaluation with state-of-the-art equipment and will take approximately 1.5 hours. At the end of this visit, individualised treatment option(s) will be discussed. These may involve in-office treatments which require a subsequent appointment, e.g. LipiFlow (one hour).
As Dry Eye Management requires access to state-of-the-art dry eye instrumentations not covered by Medicare, fees will apply.
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