Collaborative care model
CFEH employs a unique shared care model where ophthalmologists from the Prince of Wales Hospital work collaboratively with the Centre’s optometrists.
The success of this model of care is the subject of new research led by Dr Angelica Ly which shows that combining the expertise and resources of these two groups increases outpatient capacity and improves the timeliness of follow up for suitable individuals with chronic stable glaucoma.
Quantifying the success of this model provides support to the concept of greater collaboration between optometry and ophthalmology to benefit the future of eye care in Australia.
This paper is open access and available at https://www.ijic.org/article/10.5334/ijic.5470/
This model of care, and the other clinical services at CFEH are only made possible by the generous financial support from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
The image below simulates vision with advanced glaucoma.