Read on Respiratory droplet spread up to five metres after patient cough highlights importance of masks

Respiratory droplet spread up to five metres after patient cough highlights importance of masks

A video of a simulated patient having an eye examination shows that respiratory droplets can spread up to five metres after a patient coughs including onto the slitlamp, breath shield and the practitioner including their hair, hands, shoes and clothes.

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Read on Research showing IPL and meibomian gland expression improve dry eye wins 2020 Hewett award for Julie and Katrina

Research showing IPL and meibomian gland expression improve dry eye wins 2020 Hewett award for Julie and Katrina

Queensland optometrists Dr Julie Albietz and Associate Professor Katrina Schmid are the recipients of Clinical and Experimental Optometry’s 2020 J Lloyd Hewett Outstanding Paper Award.

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Read on iPad App which detects vision problems after stroke may pave way for optometrists to work in neurology wards

iPad App which detects vision problems after stroke may pave way for optometrists to work in neurology wards

A Melbourne optometrist’s research in stroke patients may help pave the way for optometrists to work in hospital neurology wards and use an app to detect vision problems earlier after stroke.

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