Anna Waldie Waldie
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have 6 times the rate of blindness of other Australians, yet, for indigenous Australianís, 94% of this vision loss is preventable or treatable. The ophthalmology department at the Royal Darwin Hospital provides outreach services for eye health care across the Northern Territory. Dr T Mahendrarajah and Dr N Wijesinghe have been instrumental in actively tackling the prevalent problems associated with Indigenous eye health. This film was developed as an educational video for Indigenous patients about the cataract surgery to destigmatise fears many patients have.
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.