Have you ever wondered how we can reconstruct a normal pupil for patients with ICE and issues with glare? This educational video demonstrates tips and tricks used during a complex anterior segment reconstruction in a patient with ICE Syndrome, a Baerveldt Tube, corneal decompensation, a cataract and almost total iris loss. I perform a cataract extraction, intra-ocular lens insertion, Human Optics custom made artificial iris implantation into the capsular bag (customised to match the other eye) and a Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty.
Patients with keratoconus and other types of corneal ectasia will finally get some long overdue financial relief for collagen cross linking. As of the 1st of May 2018 there will be a medicare rebate for cross linking.
More details will be released soon but this will be a great relief for patients and their families.
Dr Cronin is the first surgeon in Queensland to have obtained certification in using the Allergan Xen microstent for glaucoma treatment. This exciting new device assists in making some types of glaucoma surgery faster and safer.
Dr Cronin has recently added the brilliant Optos Optomap imaging to the suite of world class diagnostic equipment at the Queensland Eye Institute. This world leading technology allows a view of the peripheral retina without dilating a patients' pupils. This will make many ophthalmology appointments much easier for patients to attend as they will be able to drive home without blurred vision from drops.
Dr Abhishek Sharma has joined the Queensland Eye Institute as a highly experienced retinal surgeon. Dr Sharma trained in Melbourne, the UK and Canada and is a very welcome edition to the team at Queensland Eye Institute.
Dr Cronin has recently purchased the Zeiss IOL Master 700 biometry machine. This industry leading machine uses Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography to achieve more accurate measurements of your eye for better refractive outcomes from cataract surgery. This technology is especially helpful for patients with astigmatism or who want multifocal lens surgery.
Dr Cronin now offers a fixed all-inclusive price for uninsured patients wanting to have their cataract surgery performed privately. $2250.00 out of pocket per eye. Includes the surgical fee, day theatre fee, a premium mono-focal non-toric lens, & the anaesthetist fee. Does not include your initial consultation or post-op eye drops.
The 2016 Optometry Education nights are already full. These fantastic events have been accredited for 9 Therapeutic Optometry Association of Australia CPD points. The events are very popular and fill within hours of the invitations being email out.
The Queensland Eye Institute "Eye Dr" app has now been downloaded over 3000 times! Due to popular demand we are delighted to announce that we now also have an android version available. You can download the app in either the Apple App Store or the Android Store by searching "EyeDr" under the "phone" app section.
Ophthalmology for Medical Students - a social media page to teach medical students. Dr Cronin has recently launched his medical student educaiton project - Ophthalmology for Medical Students.
Dr Cronin believes that education for students should be easy to access, and freely available anywhere in the world.
A full website will be available soon but the Facebook page is available now. By following the page, students will receive a new fact that they need to know about ophthalmology every day of the year. Students can learn something about eyes just by checking their Facebook account!
Painless collagen cross linking. We have invested in the most expensive and advanced collagen cross linking machine available - the Avedro KXL. Collagen cross linking is a safe and effective treatment for numerous conditions including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and some corneal infections. If you have any questions about cross-linking please contact Dr Cronin.
IPL evidence for the treatment of dry eye with Jennifer Craig & Dr Brendan Cronin. A recent article in the prestigious journal - Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science explains the results from a double blinded, placebo controlled trial of IPL for meibomian gland dysfuntion. The trial supports our clinical results with over 85% of patients having a huge improvement in the quality of the oil(lipid) layer of their tears. It is great to see an emerging body of scientific evidence for this revolution in dry eye management.
Trans-epithelial Collagen Cross Linking, CXL, Avedro, for use with advanced keratoconus & in keratoconus treatment. The latest in painless corneal cross linking technology is now available. Dr Cronin now has the latest Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking machine from the world leaders in this technology - Avedro. The KXL cross-linking system can perform fast trans-epithelial cross linking meaning that the procedure is almost completely painless.
IPL Laser for the treatment of Dry Eyes by Dr Brendan Cronin, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane. Dr Cronin now offers cutting edge treatment for dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. The Intense Pulsed Light "IPL" laser works to regenerate the meibomain glands to a healthier state so they produce and express meibomian gland fluid for healthier, more effective tears.
The Future of Dry Eye Diagnosis using Tearlab Dry Eye Assessment by Dr Brendan Cronin, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane. Dr Cronin has recently added Tearlab dry eye assessment technology to the clinic. The Tearlab diagnostic unit provides highly accurate measurements of tear paramaters giving an objective assessment of the tear function and severity of disease. This is one of the only Tearlab units in Queensland and will be a great benefit to patients with dry eyes.