Health informatics nurse specialist, Dr Mark Gough, is the latest to take a look at the medical needs of Australian workers.
He is taking a look into the surgical option for people who need a new eye treatment.
“I think a lot of our patients have a very low expectation of a surgeon,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Health News Today program.
“There are many surgeons who just don’t have the training and expertise in this field.”
Dr Gough is looking into a new surgical option which uses high-speed cameras and video sensors to capture a virtual reconstruction of the eye.
He said the camera and video would not only give doctors the option to get rid of the damaged part of the retina, but also allow them to get the correct shape.
Dr Mark Grough, an eye surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Picture: Katherine Houlgrave Dr David Cappello from the Royal Victoria Hospital said the technology could allow surgeons to get to the right part of a patient’s retina in a matter of minutes.
While the new eye surgery option is not yet available in Australia, it is being considered by other countries around the world.
Health informatics has been around since the 1970s and is now used by over 400,000 Australians.
The Australian Medical Association is currently reviewing the new surgical procedure and is currently discussing options with the Royal Victorian Hospital.
Currently, the surgery is only available to those who have had a cataract removed.
However, Dr Gough said the new surgery would be more effective for those with cataracts, since the device would not require the cataractor to wear a helmet.
Mr Gough also said the device could also be used in people with retinal detachment, where the outer layer of the cornea is damaged and the eye has to be cut off.
”There is a lot to be learned about how to get this done and how to improve this type of surgery and this is a big step forward,” he said.
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