Education plays a vital part in our purpose of saving sight, and QEI brings together professionals with a common goal to gain new knowledge in vision sciences and to work towards reducing vision loss. QEI’s Ophthalmologists run events for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, which are integral to medical education with over 700 attendees in the last year. QEI, makes education available in regional and remote areas, so Ophthalmologists, Registrars and Doctors from all over Australia can dial in live or access the recordings to our Grand Rounds.
As part of his commitment to education, QEI’s Glaucoma Specialist and Clinical Epidemiologist, Professor Ravi Thomas visits India on a yearly basis. He lectures on glaucoma and provides hands-on teaching and the transferring of required clinical skills, and he also teaches the principles and practice of evidence based ophthalmology. The Vision Glaucoma program was started while Professor Thomas worked in India, and with ongoing support from Allergan and Zeiss in India has continued since he moved to QEI. The program focusses on smaller hospitals and cities, and aims to provide an upskilling for Ophthalmologists working there. “Teaching in India is a way for me to give back to my country where I received my education.” says Professor Thomas. This year’s teaching program took place at hospitals in New Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Kochi, Thrissur and ended with a conference in Bangalore. Here are a few photos of his recent teaching tour!
Here at QEI & SBDH, the health and safety of our patients and staff is of the highest priority. That's why we are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We kindly ask all patients and visitors of the clinic to not enter the building if they are feeling unwell (fever, cough, sore throat or flu symptoms), have been overseas in the last two weeks or have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19.
In accordance with new government regulations, electro-diagnostic services (QEDIC) have temporarily ceased and as of Monday, 6 April the QEI Clinic will be providing only essential and urgent consultations. All visitors to the clinic at this time will have their temperature taken at the ground floor or the carpark.
Please contact us on 07 3239 5000 if you have any queries.
We would like to thank all patients and visitors for their cooperation and understanding at this time.