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Reducing Carbon Emissions and Waste in Cataract Surgery

As climate change is a public health issue and cataract surgery is a major cause of carbon emissions and waste, what can we do to reduce our carbon footprint in surgery?

Insight News spoke to RANZCO Fellows Drs Jesse Gale (RANZCO Sustainability Chair), James McKelvie and Michael Loughnan on ways they’ve implemented sustainable practices in their clinics and facilities, from single-use disposable equipment to energy use.

Read the article and see our Guidelines for incremental changes that ophthalmologists can make to reduce waste in cataract surgery to help build momentum for scalable change.

If you’re attending RANZCO’s 53rd Congress in Brisbane, join us at 1.30pm Monday 31 October where Jesse will lead a presentation on sustainability.

Last updated: September 21, 2022

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