LINK: 2013 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted

The Directors and staff at Focus Eye Centre are committed to providing care consistent with the NQSHS standards.

In May 2013 Focus Eye Centre was granted ongoing Accreditation having implemented the first 3 NSQHS Standards, Governance, Partnering with Consumers and Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.

Focus Eye Centre will undergo an organisation wide audit of the 10 Standards in May 2014. As part of our Quality Program we undertake activities to demonstrate and monitor quality outcomes identified to improve Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

LINK: 2013 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted.

LINK: 2012 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted

The Directors and staff at Focus Eye Centre are committed to providing care consistent with the NQSHS standards.

In 2012 Focus Eye Centre was granted Accreditation. As part of our Quality Program we undertake activities to demonstrate and monitor quality outcomes identified to improve Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

LINK: 2012 NQSHS Standards accreditation granted.

Focus Team member wins Randwick Council Business Excellence Award

Focus Team member Sally Turner wins Randwick City Council Business Excellence Award for “Health” category. An impressive achievement made even more outstanding given that there were nearly 11,000 nominations across the municipality,  shortlisted to 149 candidates over 29 categories.

 

Retinal Detachment Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

What is retinal detachment?

Retinal detachment is when the thin lining at the back of a person’s eye begins to pull away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.Without prompt treatment, the condition can lead to blindness in the affected eye.

Retinal detachment is most often the result of the retina becoming thinner and more brittle with age. It can also be caused by a direct injury to the eye.

It is a rare condition, one in every 10,000 people will develop a new case in any given year. As it is associated with aging, most people are affected between the ages of 50 and 75.

Retinal Detachment Symptoms

In most instances there are noticeable retinal detachment symptoms that indicate the retina is at risk of detaching before loss of sight. These include;

  • the appearance of floaters or dark spots in the field of vision
  • sudden short flashes of light in one eye
  • blurred or distorted vision.

If these symptoms occur urgent specialist eye examination is essential.

Diagnosis

The condition is detected by specialist examination of the retina with pupil dilated

Treatment

Prompt surgical repositioning of the retina is essential in order to preserve vision.

Outcomes

Early surgical correction can restore vision partly or completely depending on extent of the detachment.

Focus doctors volunteer for medical aid work in Sagaing Hills – Myanmar

Focus Doctors joined other eye specialists in the eye ‘out patients’ department, at Wachet Hospital, Sagaing Hills. The Australian team saw up to 750 patients over the 2 weeks screening for cataracts and ocular plastic conditions requiring corrective surgery.