World Sight Day 2011

Today is World Sight Day – an international day of awareness to focus attention on avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

All MetWest Ophthalmologists belong to RANZCO (the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists), who contribute to reduction in avoidable blindness and visual impairment in Asia-Pacific via engaging educational institutions as well as through Vision2020 Australia and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).  RANZCO also works in partnership with Pacific Eye Institute and Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand to strengthen it’s capacity to train world class eye doctors across the Pacific.

Although the incidence of avoidable blindness in Australia has dropped significantly, it is important to attend regular eye checks, for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, to reduce the risk of preventable disease.

Renovation Update

The renovations at MetWest are currently running to schedule.  Scaffolding continues to be erected at the front of the building, but it is business as usual once you come inside! Unfortunately, the scaffolding has limited the availability of on-site parking to visitors to the centre.  A drop-off zone is being maintained for patients with limited mobility, to aid access to the centre.  It is anticipated that the upgrades will be completed in December 2011.

Welcome back Dr Kuzniarz!

Following two years in the UK completing fellowships in anterior segment, Dr Maciek Kuzniarz will be rejoining the team at MetWest in November.  Dr Kuzniarz will be consulting as a general Ophthalmologist and has been credentialled for anterior segment surgery (eg. Cataract, Pterygium and Eye-lid surgery) at the on-site day surgery. 

Read more about Dr Kuzniarz