Save Sight Institute - Hands Off Your Eyes Sept 2, 2015
“According to Professor Stephanie Watson from the Save Sight Institute, “Eye rubbing is often caused by allergies, and this can become a problematic habit. In chronic eye rubbers, more severe keratoconus often corresponds with the dominant hand.”The Daily Telegraph - Tips to stay safe and out of the hospital emergency department this festive season
Dec 19, 2014 - Laura Aubusson
During summer Stephanie Watson, professor at Sydney Eye Hospital, notices a spike in the number of people presenting with eye problems due to poor eye care.
“We see many young people at this time of year who have gone out partying and forgot to take their contact lenses out before falling asleep, or who have gone swimming in contact lenses,” she said.
“This leads to an increase in the number of cases of eye infection which can result in loss of vision and corneal scarring.”The New York Times - A Debatable Fix for Young EyesNov 3, 2014 - Sindya N. Bhanoo
“One recent report
in the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology found that infections from ortho-k lenses led to corneal scarring and permanent vision loss in four children in Australia.” mivision - Save Sight Launches Keratoconus RegistryAug 11, 2014
According to Prof. Watson, “many therapies, devices and surgical procedures have been developed to treat Keratoconus, but few have been evaluated using post -market surveillance, and there is no system in place to collect such data nationally. Keratoconus tends to affect young adults and has a significant public health impact”.The Daily Telegraph - Pride of Australia: Prof Stephanie Watson is changing people’s lives one pair of eyes at a time Aug 3, 2014 - Jordan Baker
“It struck me you could make a difference. You can change people’s lives, you can restore vision in people who can’t see,” she said.7 News report - Watching out for work dangersJuly 30, 2014 - Dr Andrew Rochford
Most of us take our sight for granted, but our eyes are extremely vulnerable. Interview with Prof Stephanie Watson.