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Best Practice Eyecare Hosts AONAQ Clinical Meeting

Best Practice Eyecare was proud to host the first Clinic Meeting for 2023 for the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses’ Association Queensland (AONAQ) members earlier this month at our practice in Golden Beach.

AONAQ is an association providing support to Ophthalmic Nurse members living in Queensland to assist with their professional growth and development. They also offer associate membership to professionals in the ophthalmic field.

The meeting was well attended by Ophthalmic Nurses from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Dr Michael Karpa spoke on Macular Degeneration, and Mr Thein Aung, our Clinical Optometrist, spoke on Dry Eye and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy.

Practice Manager, Ghislaine Wharton, a life member of AONAQ, kindly hosted the meeting, and the overwhelming feedback was that it was a successful morning of learning and networking for the local Ophthalmic community.

“We were delighted to host the AONAQ Clinic Meeting this year,” said Ghislaine. “It’s always a pleasure to welcome our colleagues from across the country and to share our knowledge and expertise. We’re committed to providing our patients with the best possible care, and we believe that collaboration is essential to achieving this goal.”

Presentations on Macular Degeneration & Dry Eyes

Dr Karpa’s presentation on Macular Degeneration was well-received by the audience. He discussed the different types of macular degeneration, the symptoms, and the available treatments. He also highlighted the importance of early detection and treatment for this condition.

Mr Aung’s presentation on Dry Eye and IPL therapy was also informative. He discussed the causes of dry eye, the symptoms, and the different treatment options. He highlighted the benefits of IPL therapy for the treatment of dry eye.

The meeting was a great opportunity for Ophthalmic Nurses and other allied health professionals to learn about the latest advances in eye care. It was also a chance to network with colleagues from across the state.

Best Practice Eyecare was thrilled to host such a successful meeting. It was a great opportunity for members to learn and network, and now with the energy back in our AONAQ community, we look forward to many great events and learning opportunities this year.


About Best Practice Eyecare

At Best Practice Eyecare, our ophthalmologist Sunshine Coast team is led by Dr Karpa, a Fellow of RANZCO, a comprehensive Ophthalmologist and expert in Ophthalmology Sunshine Coast. Whatever the diagnosis, the team at Best Practice Eyecare can help you identify the best treatment option for your case, understand your condition, help you manage it and stop the progression of the disease.

Based in the beautiful coastal suburb of Golden Beach, Dr Karpa and this expert team provide eye care services of the highest standard with a relaxed, friendly, patient-focused approach. We service patients across all areas of the Sunshine Coast, including Caloundra, Kawana, Mooloolaba, and Maroochydore.  We also regularly see patients from elsewhere in the region, including centres such as Kilcoy, Nambour and Cooroy.

As a leading cataract surgeon, eye specialist and ophthalmologist Sunshine Coast, Dr Karpa treats a wide range of eye conditions such as cataractsglaucomamacular degenerationdry eyes, and flashes & floaters. Dr Karpa also undertakes eyelid surgery, including blepharoplasty (often known as an eyelid lift), and ptosis repair.

Best Practice Eyecare Ophthalmologists

Based on the Sunshine Coast, we provide ophthalmologist, eye care and surgical services of the highest standard. We treat and manage a wide range of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and more.

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