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AUSCRS 2018

The team at NQ Eye Specialists have been busy attending training with the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. We were lucky enough to ride the wave in Noosa, to help provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. This conference enabled us to further our professional development with advice from the experts in Cataracts and Refractive surgery along with having the opportunity to engage with ophthalmology companies.

 

 

Orthoptist Position Available

NQ Eye Specialists is a locally owned and operated solo ophthalmic surgeon run practice in North Queensland. We strive to stay at the forefront of ophthalmic science and technology to provide the very best outcomes in eye care for our patients. We treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from cataract, pterygium, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macula degeneration, paediatric visual problems, as well as plastic/cosmetic ophthalmic concerns.

Our practice is looking to create a new role within our clinical team of Full Time Orthoptist. The successful candidate must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Health Science Degree / relevant Orthoptics qualification;
  • The ability to work well in a multidisciplinary clinical team involving medical, nursing and optometry staff; and
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in all areas of the practice as required.

Recent graduates are welcome to apply as on the job training can be provided.

Although not essential, it would be desirable if a candidate had dual qualifications in optometry and/or prescribing rights.

If you’d like to discuss this role further please contact Danielle Goodwin, Practice Manager via email Danielle@nqeyespecialists.com.au providing your contact number and best time for a call back to discuss.

 

Ophthalmology Rural Outreach Clinics

One of NQ Eye Specialists main objectives is to provide outreach ophthalmology services in rural areas. Dr Goodwin started Ophthalmology to endeavour participating in such opportunities. Over the last month he has been very busy working along-side Dr Bill Glasson and Professor Denis Stark providing care to patients in Western Queensland. During this time, he has visited many places including Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton. He participates every year to ensure patients in rural areas have direct access to affordable ophthalmic services. Travelling long distances for treatment can be daunting for rural patients. These services range from general consultations to ongoing diabetic retinopathy treatment, along with cataract and glaucoma detection. We believe early detection is vital in maintaining and achieving quality eye health. During his time in Western Queensland he was fortunate enough to see quite a lot of rain, whilst eating dinner with some of the locals under the stars at their stations.

 

Cataract Treatment – Technology, Risks and Benefits

At present the only method for treating cataract is with surgery. The cloudy lens (the cataract) is removed from the eye using a highly specialised ultrasound probe…