With patients throughout Australia waiting up to 2.5 years for vital eye surgeries, the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) has labelled the indefinite pause on elective surgery “as critical as COVID” and is calling on State and Territory leaders to urgently restart our hospitals.
A new study published by Sax Institute journal Public Health Research & Practice has highlighted the chronic underfunding of public eye care in Australia, and the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) says governments can no longer bury the issue under the guise of pandemic-related pressure on our health system.
ASO President, Associate Professor, Ashish Agar and Vice President, Dr Peter Sumich raised the devastating issue begin placed on Australians with ABC Radio, S2M, 2NVR and Orange 107.5FM.
ASO alliance partner Cutcher and Neale Accounting and Financial Services will host a COVID-19 NSW stimulus webinar on Thursday 12 August at 6pm.
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Discover why with ASO Vice President Dr Peter Sumich
Listen to A/Prof Dr Ashish Agar interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney’s Focus program. Discover what made A/Prof Agar become an ophthalmologist, an insight into the man behind the title and what he considers to be some of the most pressing issues that the profession faces at this time.
A strong and clear warning to wake Australians up to the potential dangers of excess sugar intake is being led by a prominent South Australian doctor ahead of World Diabetes Day this month.