Dr Louise Robinson in the news for all the right reasons

  • December 10, 2021
  • Special Interest
  • Treatments

Dr Louise Robinson in the news for all the right reasons

Dr Louise Robinson is making a big difference in the lives of people from all walks of life, but it is her work with the indigenous community in Rockhampton that really pulls at the heartstrings.

The online newspaper Central Queensland Today, featured Dr Robinson, and the work she does for the Eye and Ear Surgical Support (EESS) program, an Australian Department of Health initiative.

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Article excerpt:

Cutting back the amount of waiting times through her visits, the Rockhampton Hospital’s eye clinic saw 102 visits from indigenous patients in January – now the waiting list has been reduced to five people.

“The patients I see with blurred vision have ranged from 18 to 103 years old in age and the main reason for these patients’ blurry vision is predominantly cataracts,” Dr Robinson said.

“Many of the patients are unable to drive due to their vision, this can be very isolating in the remote areas they live in as they then become dependent upon others for even simple trips to the shops.

“It is great to be able to improve these patients’ vision and therefore their quality of life.”

Dr Robinson said while the surgical nature of her patients’ presentations could be challenging at times, she enjoyed meeting with them and family members to hear their stories.

You can read the full article here.

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