One of the pleasures of working with the cornea is its accessibility and transparency – this means that, unlike elsewhere in the body, images can be captured in a non-invasive way in order to evaluate cells, blood vessels and nerves.
Congratulations to Professor Mark Willcox and team who have had their project entitled "New disinfection systems to overcome PPE shortages and provide long term protection against infection in Hospitals and Public Settings” funded by a UNSW Research
SOVS Paper of the Week: Amoeba are free living protozoa, a bit like us. They are found in domestic water everywhere, so in this time of frequent hand washing, contact lens wearers remember to dry your hands before touching lenses.
SOVS Paper of the Week: This study looked at these behaviours in contact lens wearers and in a randomised controlled trial examined whether providing a visual reminder on their storage cases as a prompt to avoid water could change wearer behaviour.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising healthcare for its potential in image-based diagnosis, disease prognostication, and risk assessment. In ophthalmology, AI is also becoming common for screening, image interpretation, early diagnosis, and synthesizing large amounts datasets.
Measuring corneal thickness is an important part of assessing the health of an eye. This procedure is more technically known as pachymetry. It can help to identify and monitor eye diseases including glaucoma and keratoconus which may cause permanent vision loss or even blindness.