Get Ready for Summer Laser Eye Surgery Sale 2014

FOCUS SALE

THIS OFFER HAS ENDED – look out for future offers on our website

Summer’s just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to lose those glasses.

FOCUS Eye Centre has reduced the price of PRK Laser Surgery and LASIK Surgery till the end of September.

  • No out of pocket fees for assessments
  • Surface Laser (PRK) Surgery reduced by $500 per eye
  • LASIK Surgery reduced by $400 per eye
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery

Huffington Post recently published the article “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Laser Eye Surgery” on the 11th of June 2014.

Extract from Article:

If you’ve just about had it with the glasses and contact lenses, perhaps you’re considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision. But what does the procedure really entail? What are the risks? And will you have guaranteed perfect vision afterward?

We asked Dr. Sonia Yoo, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System, and Dr. James Salz, M.D., a Los-Angeles based refractive and cataract surgeon and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to answer the questions we’ve always wondered about getting corrective vision surgery — specifically, LASIK, which is undergone by about 700,000 Americans a year.

 

 

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Can using your cell phone in the dark cause blindness ?

Can cell phones cause blindness ???

In an article published last week by the Daily Mail Australia, a Chinese man needed an emergency operation after spending hours texting his girlfriend in the dark.

Extract from article:

Could using your phone at night cause blindness?

  • 26-year-old was diagnosed with the rare condition “Retinal Detachment”
  • This can cause blindness if it is not treated promptly
  • Scientists say cases are rising in young people – it usually affects those aged between 50 and 75 – and could be linked to excessive phone use

 

 

Dr Richard Smith presents at ESCRS 2014

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.

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Dr Smith and Dr Kearns present papers at the AUSCRS National Conference

Dr Smith and Dr Kearns are are presenting papers for the AUSCRS (Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) Annual Conference.  The 2013 annual AUSCRS conference is a vital focal point for the Society and has become a regular on the calendars of Australian and New Zealand ophthalmic practices.  The meeting provides an opportunity to source up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field of cataract and refractive surgery, as well as the many diverse areas which affect ophthalmic practices.

Papers presented:

Experience with Rayner IOLs –  3rd July 2013
Richard Smith

Bioptic correction of regular and irregular astigmatism – 5th July 2013
Margaret Kearns

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.