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    Our latest toy – the SMap 3D topographer

    Recently our practice purchased a SMap 3D topographer.  Up until now we have only been able to measure the curvature of the cornea, however this new exciting instrument provides us with a three-dimensional image of the entire front surface of the eye, including the cornea and the surrounding white portion of the eye (the sclera).

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    Now you can recycle your contact lenses!

    Did you know that since 2017 patients have been able to recycle their used contact lenses (free of charge) and at the same time raise money for Optometry Giving Sight.  Under this scheme all brands of used contact lenses, plus all used contact lens blister packs and contact lens cases, can be recycled and used to create items such as park benches and garden beds.

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    Scleral and mini-scleral lenses reduce the need for corneal transplant surgery

    You will recall that I discussed these wonderful contact lenses in a previous newsletter a few years ago.  They are designed to rest on the scleral (white portion) of the eye (which is fairly regular), and to vault over any corneal irregularities such as those found in keratoconus and post-graft patients.  

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    Greater lens care compliance observed with patients using hydrogen peroxide

    A recent paper in Contact Lens Spectrum by my good friends and colleagues Jill Woods and Lyndon Jones – based on a study done in the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo in Canada – looked at the difference in lens care compliance between users of hydrogen peroxide and multipurpose solution (MPS) care regimens.  

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    Special Issue on Optical Coherence Tomography in Clinical and Experimental Optometry

    Recently my colleagues Bang Bui, Laura Downie and I put together a special issue for the journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry which was devoted entirely to the topic of optical coherence tomography (OCT).  This amazing imaging technology – which has only really been in clinical practice for the last decade – has revolutionized the way eye care practitioners detect and manage ocular disease.  

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     New laser treatment helps to reduce the rate of progression of age related macular degeneration (AMD)

     

    Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in industrialized nations and costs the Australian economy in excess of $2.5 billion per year.  The recent development of the nanosecond laser (2RT, Ellex, Pty Ltd) offers great promise as a treatment that may reduce progression of the disease.  

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    Tattoos can lead to serious eye problems

    Over the past 50 years there have been at least 15 cases of people diagnosed with tattoo-associated uveitis cited in the medical literature.  Uveitis is a general term describing a wide range of inflammatory diseases that produce swelling and redness within the eye, and ultimately destroys ocular tissue.  The term ‘uveitis’ is used because the diseases often affect a part of the eye called the uvea.  

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    Customised spectacles using 3-D printing technology

    An amazing paper published recently in Clinical and Experimental Optometry by Dr Onder Ayyildiz describes how customised spectacles were designed and manufactured in Turkey for a five-year-old girl with Goldenhar syndrome, which is a rare congenital condition characterised by incomplete development of the ear, nose, soft palate (the soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth), lip and mandible (jawbone).  

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