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Eye Docs Talk

In what will likely be the last virtual event, Focus Eye hosted a Co-Managing event for referring Optometrists via Zoom.  The 45-minute session on March 3rd was an opportunity for Dr. Davin Johnson, FRCSC, Medical Director, and Dr. Ryan Wink, OD, Optometric Director, to address connect with their peers and tackle an informal agenda that included:

  • An update on the innovative partnership between Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Focus Eye that has been successfully addressing the backlog in cataract procedures (largely due to the pandemic) and making surgery more accessible
  • Review Focus Eye Kingston’s first year in its new Level-2 operating suite
  • Provide an overview of criteria for LVC and Refractive Cataracts

Dr. Johnson walked attending ODs through a short PowerPoint (see sidebar) highlighting the advanced diagnostics that benefit Focus Eye patients while delving into treatment options available for laser refractive and cataract patients.    

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Wink discussed how new technology is making cataract surgery more precise than ever.  The Verion image guided system in use at Focus Eye produces a high resolution digital image of the patient’s eye that allows for a seamless data link between the clinic and the operating room, while ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) delivers real-time eye measurements during surgery that can enhance lens selection.

“It’s important for ODs to know that we can take care of all their patients — from 18 to 85 [years old],” says Nancy Bast, Co-Management Coordinator for Focus Eye.  “We have a long history of excellence in laser vision correction and have never been busier caring for those who might benefit from a Refractive Cataract procedure.”  

Focus Eye uses advanced diagnostics and technology, including premium IOLs (Intra-operative Lenses).  Patients being referred in the Kingston-area can access twice-a-month Cataract Assessment clinics, explains Bast, noting that during the consultation process patients meet with an Ophthalmologist/surgeon — either Dr. Davin Johnson or Dr. Todd Urton.  

Finally, Co-Managing doctors are eligible to participate in the AnalyzOR program which uploads anonymous patient data at the one-month mark for the purpose of improving overall lens selection as part of the ORA system.  

A lot has changed at Focus,” Dr. Wink told the ODs from the Kingston area, adding that he is looking forward to hosting the next Co-Management event in-person.  “It will be great to see you all again soon.”