Magpie Attacks and Eye Injuries

Posted September 21, 2015

Further to our recent story on magpie’s attacking children and causing eye injuries, here is a recently published article with expert opinion from Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists ophthalmologist Dr Michael Jones. This article was published on 17 September 2015 in the daily telegraph, with news coverage from channels 7, 9, and 10. Magpie terror as four […]

Dichoptic therapy for amblyopia

Posted September 16, 2015

Recent research has highlighted the possibility of a new treatment for amblyopia. Amblyopia is the medical term used to describe an eye that has reduced vision due to the eye and brain not communicating effectively. This new amblyopia treatment has the potential to completely change the way amblyopia is managed and treated in both children […]

Watch out – Magpie’s about! Preventing eye injuries from magpies:

Posted September 14, 2015

There has been a recent spate of magpie swooping attacks in Sydney. Magpie swooping season is between July-November when the eggs and chicks are in the nest. The swooping is a protective mechanism performed by the male magpies. Of particular concern is the rise in eye injuries from  magpie attacks in Sydney and the central […]

Dr Michael Jones on Children’s Glasses

Posted September 7, 2015

Dr Michael Jones was interviewed on ABC 702 radio with Linda Mottram last week discussing young children wearing glasses, and babies wearing glasses. As a paediatric ophthalmologist in Sydney, and as head of the ophthalmology department at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Dr Michael Jones sees many children that require glasses from a young age, […]