Posts in Laser eye surgery
Social Media and Medical Student Education

Ophthalmology for Medical Students - a social media page to teach medical students. Dr Cronin has recently launched his medical student educaiton project - Ophthalmology for Medical Students.

Dr Cronin believes that education for students should be easy to access, and freely available anywhere in the world.

A full website will be available soon but the Facebook page is available now.  By following the page, students will receive a new fact that they need to know about ophthalmology every day of the year.  Students can learn something about eyes just by checking their Facebook account!

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Safe Collagen Cross Linking

Painless collagen cross linking. We have invested in the most expensive and advanced collagen cross linking machine available - the Avedro KXL.  Collagen cross linking is a safe and effective treatment for numerous conditions including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and some corneal infections.  If you have any questions about cross-linking please contact Dr Cronin.

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The Science of IPL

IPL evidence for the treatment of dry eye with Jennifer Craig & Dr Brendan Cronin. A recent article in the prestigious journal - Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science explains the results from a double blinded, placebo controlled trial of IPL for meibomian gland dysfuntion.  The trial supports our clinical results with over 85% of patients having a huge improvement in the quality of the oil(lipid) layer of their tears.  It is great to see an emerging body of scientific evidence for this revolution in dry eye management.  

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Painless Collagen Cross Linking

Trans-epithelial Collagen Cross Linking, CXL, Avedro, for use with advanced keratoconus & in keratoconus treatment. The latest in painless corneal cross linking technology is now available. Dr Cronin now has the latest Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking machine from the world leaders in this technology - Avedro.  The KXL cross-linking system can perform fast trans-epithelial cross linking meaning that the procedure is almost completely painless.  

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IPL Laser for Dry Eyes

IPL Laser for the treatment of Dry Eyes by Dr Brendan Cronin, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane. Dr Cronin now offers cutting edge treatment for dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis.  The Intense Pulsed Light "IPL" laser works to regenerate the meibomain glands to a healthier state so they produce and express meibomian gland fluid for healthier, more effective tears. 

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The Future of Dry Eye Diagnosis

The Future of Dry Eye Diagnosis using Tearlab Dry Eye Assessment by Dr Brendan Cronin, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane. Dr Cronin has recently added Tearlab dry eye assessment technology to the clinic.  The Tearlab diagnostic unit provides highly accurate measurements of tear paramaters giving an objective assessment of the tear function and severity of disease.  This is one of the only Tearlab units in Queensland and will be a great benefit to patients with dry eyes.  

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Stopping High Myopia - Orthokeratology

Using Ortho K / orthokeratology to stop high myopia with Dr Brendan Cronin, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane. People who are very shortsighted (high myopia) can have significant problems with their vision as they age.  Some of these problems can even be blinding.  A new treatment offers hope to children and young people whose shortsightedness is progressing.  Orthokeratology involves wearing a contact lens overnight to reshape the cornea.  This gives the wearer good vision throughout the day without glasses.

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