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FOCUS on the 3 C’s – Cornea, Chalazion & Cross Linking

FOCUS on the “Three C’s” : A presentation on Cornea, Chalazion & Cross Linking

Presented by: Dr Con Petsoglou – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

We Love Lasers – CPD evening

On Tuesday the 25th of August, Focus Laser Eye Centre hosted a 6pt CPD evening for optometrists with the theme We Love Lasers. With 5 talks presented by our leading Laser Surgeons, the evening was very rewarding.

Nigel Whittle of MTH Clinic says:

I’d like to thank you for a great educational experience tonight.

The venue, the practice, was transformed into an environment where I think we all felt comfortable and relaxed. That being, it provided a platform for easy understanding and information absorption from expert and dedicated surgeon specialists.

The topics covered were done so in a professional yet down-to-earth manner. I love lasers more now too!!

The catering was exceptional….. I suspect you had a hand in that yourself, so thanks there also.

Please pass on my sincere thanks to Dr’s Margaret and Richard and their associates.

 

Lessons Learned With Electronic Health Records ( EHR )

By Dr Richard Smith, MBBS, BSc, DO, FRCS, FRACS, FRANZCO
Published in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe’s (CRST) – June edition.

Transitioning to electronic health records involves a learning curve but can lead to increased efficiency and cost containment.

AT A GLANCE

  • The elimination of paper charts can yield savings in time, space, and money and increase access to patient data.
  • An Electronic Health Records ( EHR ) system can help provide a practice with a more modern style of patient consulting and facilitate patient education.
  • For some practices, adopting Electronic Health Records ( EHRs ) is one step toward a larger goal of transitioning to a paperless environment in which other processes, such as accounting and staff management, can be digitised as well.
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FOCUS on use of excimer lasers ( TG PRK )

Dr Gregory Moloney, visiting Corneal Specialist for FOCUS Eye Centre’s collection of works on recent clinical results of topography-based Customized Ablations

Article 1 – “Clinical Results of Topography-based Customized Ablations in Highly Aberrated Eyes and Keratoconus / Ectasia With Cross-linking” Download

Presentation 2 – “Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy TG PRK” – Presented at ESCRS 2012″ Download

Article 3 – “Lin Holland Tan Current opinion” Download

Refractive surgery for the over 50’s

Refractive surgery for the over 50’s : A presentation on Refractive Surgery for the over 50s, their refractive options which have changed with age – the risks as well as the benefits

Presented by: Dr Margaret Kearns – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

Headaches in Ophthalmology

Headaches in Ophthalmology : A presentation on Headaches – How to diagnose and treat ophthalmic causes of headache.

Presented by: Dr Paula Berdoukas – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

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Cataract Surgery Pros and Cons

CATARACT SURGERY Pros and Cons: A presentation on the the Pros and Cons of Phaco vs Femto and Monofocal vs Multifocal IOLs.

Presented by: Dr Richard Smith – Ophthalmic Surgeon – FOCUS Eye Centre

Presented at: “Ophthalmology Update” October CPD event – FOCUS Eye Centre

fasting before cataract eye surgery

Why is fasting before cataract eye surgery important ?

Sometimes, even though patients know they will have intravenous sedation, they still do not understand why fasting before cataract eye surgery is necessary. On occasion a patient arrives for cataract surgery having eaten breakfast and unfortunately in these cases surgery has to be postponed, which can be very inconvenient for patients and doctors alike.

So why do you need to fast?

Fasting before cataract eye surgery reduces the risk of stomach contents/acid going the wrong way down into your lungs while you are asleep. Stomach acid can cause lung damage.

What is the correct way for fasting before cataract surgery?

  • NO solid food is to be eaten for at least 6 hours prior to your admission time.
  • NO fluids (except water, black tea or black coffee) are to be taken for at least 2 hours before your admission time.

Your regular medications may be taken at their usual time with a sip of water.

This is prepared by Anaesthetist
Dr Joanne Silverton 

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Cataracts – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

What are cataracts ?

Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. This in turn affects vision. Cataracts form for many reasons but the most common is age.  It is normal for people over the age of 65 to have some mild form of cataracts. Causes of Cataract development include age, steroid use, trauma, radiation, or as a result of other eye conditions such as glaucoma.  Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes, sometimes years apart, but it cannot spread from one eye to another.

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State of the art – Medical best practice and architecture meet

IT’S HARD TO believe that beneath the welcoming, streamlined elegance and efficiency of the award-winning FOCUS Eye Centre in Kingsford, Sydney, is a century-old cottage. More remarkable is that the renovation work was completed to a strict six-month timetable on the very day promised by its architect Georgina Wilson.

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