When I started my own practice, I went straight into the area of refractive. LASIK was new to Australia, and because of my love of technology, I found it very exciting. I like this area because the results are immediate, and the patients have instant gratification.
I concentrate on refractive and cataract surgery. There are so many options today, that it’s highly unusual that someone would come to me who wants to get rid of their reading glasses or contact lenses and I can’t find a solution for them.
An area that I now consider one of my specialities is vision correction for people who are in their late 40s or early 50s and now need glasses. They don’t realise that there have been solutions for them for some time now, and new technology happening now.
Recently, I’ve been keenly interested in the ongoing developments of intraocular lenses. These are the flexible artificial lenses that we use in cataract and refractive lens exchange. There are bifocal, even trifocal lenses that we can now use. Basically, every eye is different, every need is different and everyone has a particular outcome they desire.
The range of lenses, combined with emerging technology and new procedures, allow me to offer most patients over 50 years of age a solution for vision correct.