Life After Retinoblastoma – An Inspiring Story

Posted December 20, 2015

At Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists, we love hearing positive stories about people with eye conditions. Next year we hope to bring you the stories of some of our own patients with visual impairment who have gone on to achieve great things. In the meantime, here is an inspiring story about a 43 year old woman who had […]

Marrakesh Treaty For Visually Impaired People

Posted December 16, 2015

On the 14th December 2015, a very exciting thing happened for people with a visual impairment. Australia signed the Marrakesh Treaty (formally the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities). The treaty focusses on changing copyright to allow large print and accessible versions of published […]

Amblyz Glasses for Amblyopia Treatment

Posted December 15, 2015

Dr Frank Martin recently attended the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Las Vegas. There were many meeting highlights. Dr Martin was particularly interested in a new treatment for amblyopia being trialled in the USA using programmable electronic liquid crystal display (LCD) glasses. These LCD glasses, called Amblyz glasses, combine […]

RANZCO Annual Scientific Conference

Posted December 13, 2015

Our ophthalmologists Dr Frank Martin and Dr Craig Donaldson, along with one of our orthoptists Milia Ferris, recently made the trip over the ditch to windy Wellington in New Zealand, to attend the 72nd Orthoptics Australia Annual Scientific Conference and the 47th Annual Scientific Congress of RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists). […]

UTS Orthoptics course

Posted December 8, 2015

The new orthoptics course at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has now completed it’s first year. Take a look at this video from students about becoming an orthoptist and the course at UTS.

3D Printing of Eyes

Posted December 1, 2015

Did you ever think you’d be able to print an eyeball? It sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? Well it may be possible in the not too distant future, thanks to 3D printing technology. Artificial eyes, or prosthetic eyes, are fitted to someone who has lost an eye from disease or trauma. There are many reasons why […]