Patient Education Seminar

MetWest patients and their family members were invited to attend an education session on Macular Degeneration, with Bessie, an Orthoptist from Atlantis Healthcare, speaking on the eye, Macular Degeneration and giving tips on having the best outcome from Lucentis therapy.  The group spent the morning on Saturday 20th October learning more about the vision-threatening condition.

All who attended said they found the session very informative and were keen to attend future seminars.  If you would like to attend an education seminar at MetWest please fill out this form, and regularly check the events at MetWest.

Macular Degeneration Information Seminar

This Saturday 20th October, MetWest Eye Centre is running a seminar for patient’s currently undergoing Lucentis therapy for Macular Degeneration.  The seminar will discuss  Macular Degeneration, it’s prevention and treatment.  Lucentis is a medication injected into the eye at regular intervals for patients with “Wet” Macular Degeneration.

Read more about Macular Degeneration.

To find out more information about this Saturday’s seminar, please contact Sheila Martin on 9622 9638.

Happy World Sight Day!

Vision2020World Sight Day is a global initiative, raising the profile of the causes of blindness, vision loss and preventative measures.  This year’s theme is prevention – which could be as simple as getting an eye test!

Vision loss from progressive eye conditions such as glaucomamacular degeneration and diabetic eye disease can be minimised with early detection.  Cataract surgery successfully returns vision to thousands of Australians every year.

Click here to make an appointment for an eye-check at MetWest Eye Centre.

What do You know about Mental Illness?

Mental Health week started yesterday, running through to October 13, and is all about raising awareness and well-being in our community.  MetWest is partnering with the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) in a campaign asking a series of “What do you know?” questions about depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders.

The campaign also includes a video from the APHA discussing Mental Health.

Low vision, or being advised that you have a condition that will cause you to lose sight, can sometimes be linked with depression.  The Macular Degeneration has this handy information sheet discussing symptoms and treatment of depression associated with MD.  Please speak to your doctor if you feel you are suffering from these symptoms – we care about more than just your eyes!