AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO IMPROVING THE PRIMARY CLINICAL CARE OF PATIENTS WITH EARLY STAGES OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Grant number: 1091833 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in Australia. Preventing progression to late AMD is the most valuable approach to reduce vision loss. Evidence-practice gaps exist in the primary clinical care provided to AMD patients. This project will adopt an integrated approach to improve the translation of research evidence by optometrists relating to modifiable risk factors for AMD progression; such factors include smoking, diet and nutritional supplementation.
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Analysis of a Systematic Review About Blue Light-Filtering Intraocular Lenses for Retinal Protection: Understanding the Limitations of the Evidence
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Importance: Cataract surgery, with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, is the most common ocular surgical procedure worldwide. It..
Crowdsourcing critical appraisal of research evidence (CrowdCARE) was found to be a valid approach to assessing clinical research quality
Michael J Pianta, Eve Makrai, Karin M Verspoor, Trevor A Cohn, Laura E Downie
OBJECTIVES: We developed a free, online tool (CrowdCARE: crowdcare.unimelb.edu.au) to crowdsource research critical appraisal. The..
Appraising the Quality of Systematic Reviews for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Interventions A Systematic Review
Laura E Downie, Eve Makrai, Yokim Bonggotgetsakul, Lucy J Dirito, Kresimir Kristo, Minh-An N Pham, Mina You, Karin Verspoor, Michael J Pianta
Importance: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision impairment. It is imperative that AMD care is time..
What do patients think about the role of optometrists in providing advice about smoking and nutrition?
Laura E Downie, Amanda Douglass, Daryl Guest, Peter R Keller
PURPOSE: Tobacco smoking and nutrition are key lifestyle factors with long-term effects on eye health. However, little is known ab..
Comparing self-reported optometric dry eye clinical practices in Australia and the United Kingdom: is there scope for practice improvement?
Laura E Downie, Nicholas Rumney, Anne Gad, Peter R Keller, Christine Purslow, Algis J Vingrys
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the self-reported clinical practice behaviours of optometrists in Australia and the ..