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Aim: The primary aim of the research is to explore patient-centred outcomes of cataract surgery in Australia and the effectiveness of currently available tools to assist Australian Ophthalmologists to appropriately plan surgery for people with cataract.
Benefits: While there is a large body of knowledge describing visual improvement following cataract surgery, we currently know little about the expectations that Australian cataract patients have of their impending surgery, or their satisfaction with post-surgical outcomes. This research will provide important information on which to shape patient-focused criteria for cataract surgery referral, including measures of driving confidence and quality of life.Up to 500 bilateral cataract patients in NSW will be assessed for vision function and quality of life prior to...
Pre-implementation Added: 8 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Aim: To validate the effectiveness of the Tool developed for use by stroke clinicians, in detecting the presence of vision defects in patients diagnosed with stroke.
Benefits: The Vision Screening Tool will facilitate rehabilitation and recovery for patients with stroke by detecting both acquired and long standing vision defects.
Pre-implementation Added: 2 July 2014|Last updated: 3 July 2014
Aim: To provide a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms and management of common eye emergencies for medical and nursing staff in Emergency Departments (EDs)
Benefits: This initiative has provided easy access to highly graphical overview of signs, symptoms and management of common eye emergencies.
Ready to Implement Added: 2 June 2014|Last updated: 2 June 2014