Dr Ann Webber has been a key driver of QLD Paediatric Optometry Alignment Program


Great to see this article on the Paediatric Optometry Alignment Program that Ann has been involved with at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
"The pilot program was established by the hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.
The evidence-based clinical training delivered on 13 March will be followed with online modules and ongoing communication, management and audit frameworks to discharge suitable patients from the hospital to Aligned Optometrists in community practice.
Queensland optometrist Dr Ann Webber has been a key driver of the program. She delivered one of the educational modules alongside two paediatric ophthalmologists and a senior orthoptist."

See the full article in Optometry Australia here

 



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Myopia - a Quick Review

Myopia - A Quick Review

 

Elspeth Wrigley

 

BVisSc | MOptom | Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

Optometrist

 Elspeth completed her Bachelor of Vision Science in 2011 with a Masters in Optometry, with distinction, in 2013 from QUT.

Elspeth is therapeutically qualified and has a strong interest in the Ageing Eye and Chronic Eye Conditions.

Myopia, also known as short sightedness, is a type of refractive error where close objects appear clear, but distant objects appear blurry.

Some of the signs and symptoms of myopia include:

•Difficulty seeing distant objects (E.g. board at school, TV)

•Headaches

•Eyestrain

•Squinting

Myopia can affect both children and adults. The condition affects about 30% of Australians. We still do not know exactly why myopia occurs in some people and not in others. Some of the risk factors for myopia development include:

•Increased amounts of close-up work and the intensity of near work

•Family history of myopia

•Limited time spent outdoors

Studies have found that the age of onset of myopia is linked to the duration of progression and the resultant amount of myopia. Therefore, your optometrist will often try to reduce the rate of progression in these patients. Some of the methods of trying to reduce the myopia include:

•Special multifocal/progressive glasses

•Soft multifocal Contact lenses

•Hard Contact lenses (Ortho-K)

•Low dose Atropine eye drops

•Visual hygiene, i.e. making sure that you have good lighting when doing close-up work, a good working distance and regular breaks

Some interesting points about myopia from recent research include:

•First born children are more likely to be myopic.

Increased outdoor activity can have a protective mechanism for preventing the initial onset of myopia but unfortunately it is not effective in slowing progression once it has started.