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    Visitor from Cambodia

    December 12, 2017

    Visitor from Cambodia

    Recently we had the good fortune to have Dr Kheng Sok from Cambodia spend a week at our practice.  You will recall from a previous blog that earlier this year I spent a week in Cambodia doing volunteer work for Sight For All teaching contact lens fitting to Kheng and her colleagues at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.  

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    Children and soft contact lenses

    A couple of months ago, my friend and colleague Mark Bullimore published an excellent paper in Optometry and Vision Science in which he critically analysed how safe it was to fit children with soft contact lenses.  Since about the turn of the century there has been less reluctance shown to fit children with contact lenses.  

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    Multifocal sunglasses

    October 5, 2017

    Multifocal sunglasses

    We are now approaching the warmer time of the year, and – as we all know –   overexposure to UV radiation can cause eye damage, such as swelling of the cornea and the conjunctiva (the ‘white’ of your eye), cataract development and other kinds of problems including pterygium (tissue growth which can encroach on your cornea) and skin cancer around the eyes.  

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    16th International Cornea & Contact Lens Conference

    Recently I attended the 16th International Cornea & Contact Lens Conference (ICCLC) in Sydney.  This is the biennial conference of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) and it is without a doubt the biggest contact lens conference held in Australia.  This year there were over 320 optometrists in attendance.

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    Our specialist colleagues

    August 14, 2017

    Our specialist colleagues

    A little while back, one of our corneal transplant patients unfortunately suffered a rupture to their corneal graft due to an accidental poke in the eye from his two year old boy.  Naturally this occurred on a Sunday night.  Our patient was immediately taken to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) where the ophthalmologist on duty advised him that the corneal graft would need to be resutured.  

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    Jillian Campbell a speaker at recent Cairns conference

    My associate Jillian Campbell was an invited speaker at North Queensland Vision (NQV) in Cairns late last month.  The conference was organized by Optometry Queensland/Northern Territory and there were about 100 optometrists in attendance.  

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    Trip to Cambodia

    June 27, 2017

    Trip to Cambodia

    I have just returned from Cambodia, where I was doing volunteer work for Sight For All teaching contact lens fitting at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH) in Phnom Penh.  As with my previous work in Vietnam, my trip to Cambodia would not have been possible without the brilliant work of Sight For All, which has as one of its missions the aim of instilling knowledge and skills to eye health professionals throughout the world.

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    SRC 2017

    May 30, 2017

    SRC 2017

    I was an invited speaker at the recent Southern Regional Congress (SRC) in Melbourne.  This is the biggest optometric conference in Australia and it is held each year in Melbourne.  This year there were over 800 delegates and as is the norm they were treated to some excellent lectures from both local and overseas speakers.

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    Age-related macular degeneration

    In late May – May 21 to May 27 – there will be Macular Degeneration Awareness Week which is organized by the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (who do a tremendous job in promoting awareness and educating the public about this serious group of eye diseases).  Hence, it seems only appropriate that I write about this important topic and for this I have called on the services of a guest blogger, namely my wife Professor Erica Fletcher.  

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    Rigid contact lenses – what’s in a name?

    Rigid contact lenses are available in many forms.  The classification of rigid lenses is usually based on differences in total diameter, although the terminology can vary.  I favour the rigid lens nomenclature whereby corneal lenses have a diameter of 7.0 to 12.0 mm, corneal-scleral lenses have a diameter of 12.0 to 15.0 mm, mini-scleral lenses have a diameter of 15.0 to 18.0 mm and scleral lenses have a diameter of 18.0 to 25.0 mm.  

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    Contact lenses and the internet

    A few years ago, internet purchase of disposable contact lenses was identified as a major risk factor for contact lens-related infection in an Australian study published in a major ophthalmic journal.  

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    Contact lens conference in Las Vegas

    My colleague Andrew Huhtanen recently attended the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) in Las Vegas.  This is now probably the biggest contact lens meeting in the world and – as the name implies – there is an emphasis throughout the meeting on the contact lens management of conditions such as keratoconus, post-graft, high myopia, astigmatism and paediatric aphakia.

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    Off to School

    January 16, 2017

    Off to school

    It is an exciting time when a child heads off to school for the first time.  Like thousands of other children, our youngest girl Hanna is commencing school this year and in a couple of weeks my wife and I will be walking her to school where she will meet her new Prep teacher and all her classmates.  

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