Co-Managed Post-Operative Care
Our optometrists have extensive experience in managing follow up care after a large range of eye surgeries including cataract surgery, pterygium removal, and glaucoma surgeries. Our optometrists routinely do this on behalf of Ophthalmologists as part of the after surgery care process, but they are referred patients from these eye surgeons when pain, vision reduction or any concerning symptoms arise. Fortunately, with timely action most problems can be sorted quickly by our team locally, but when next level of intervention is required, our team will organise the right care pathway in the fastest possible manner.
Ophthalmologist refer patients to see us for assessments with the advanced clinical equipment at the Gulf and Ranges practice and/or our clinical expertise with range of conditions. Our optometrists are often involved in the ongoing co management for patients that have macula degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes or corneal issues. Our optometrists work closely with local GP’s, Pharmacists, Nursing homes and the RFDS to assist in the care of people in the region.