Dr Stephen Best
With approximately 2% of the adult population affected, ophthalmology must look at creative and sustainable programs to tackle this common disease. Although there are improvements in our diag-nostic abilities, local studies have demonstrated that up to 50% of suffers remain undiagnosed and even more disturbing are studies that suggest that our treatments may not be as effective as required. Ophthalmology must take an active role in leadership to promote a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach that results in better outcomes for patients with glaucoma using recognized protocols. The future will rely on a team approach.
GLISTENINGS IN INTRAOCULAR LENSES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND- A COLLABORATIVE SURGICAL QUALITY AUDIT OVER THE 24 MONTH PERIOD UP TO FEBRUARY 2017. FINDINGS OF THIS AUDIT OF LENSES IMPLANTED BETWEEN 1995 AND 2016, HIGHLIGHT THE ONGOING PRESENCE AND SEVERITY OF VACUOLES EVEN IN THE MOST RECENTLY IMPLANTED LENSES.