Australian researchers are trialing eye drops that could have the potential to replace current surgical methods to treat pterygium of the eye. Lions Eye Institute (LEI) researchers have entered the recruitment phase to test a new drug, called AG-86893, on patients with pterygium. Also known as ‘surfer’s eye’, pterygium affects 270,500 Australians. Pterygium is a […]
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About Dr Richard Smith
One of Australia’s most respected ophthalmic surgeons, Dr Smith has performed many thousands of surgical procedures including cataract, LASIK, PRK, corneal grafts, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery. He was involved in the early use of computers in hospitals in Australia and the development of Day Surgery in ophthalmology. He continues to explore cutting edge technology in clinical and management applications.
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From Gut to Eye: New Approaches to Dry Eye Disease Scientists are embracing novel approaches to treating disease – the use of faecal implants and tablets to treat gut problems and serious conditions such as depression, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, was one of the big medical stories in 2018. Now both the gut and ocular surface microbiomes are being explored by […]
Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of agerelated macular degeneration (AMD). A large collaboration of researchers from the European Union investigating the connection between genes and lifestyle on the development of AMD have found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 per cent. This research expands […]
FOCUS Director & Surgeon, Dr Smith presents at Schwind Laser Users Meeting in Singapore on how FOCUS Laser Eye Centre has linked the Schwind Amaris with the Ziess Visumax Femtosecond Laser so that we can offer the best technology for our patients.
Transitioning to electronic health records involves a learning curve but can lead to, increased efficiency and cost containment.
CATARACT SURGERY Pros and Cons: A presentation on the the Pros and Cons of Phaco vs Femto and Monofocal vs Multifocal IOLs.
A cataract is clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. This in turn affects vision. Cataracts form for many reasons but the most common is age.
“Astigmatism Correction with Acrysof T2 Toric IOL” at 18th European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Winter Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Dr Richard Smith (presenter), Dr Margaret Kearns (co-author) Abstract: This study indicated that accurate correction of astigmatism is possible down to +/- 0.5 Dioptre. This is an important element in achieving better vision from cataract surgery.
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Winter Meeting – Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014 Presentation: “Results of Astigmatism Correction with Alcon Acrysof T2 IOL” Authors: Dr Richard Smith (presenter), Dr Margaret Kearns (co-author) Abstract: This study indicated that accurate correction of astigmatism is possible down to +/- 0.5 Dioptre. This is an important element in achieving better vision from cataract surgery.
Dr Smith presented papers for the AUSCRS (Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) Annual Conference. Presentation: “Experience with Rayner IOLs”
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