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Australian-first rural MIGS surgery a success

Four patients from rural New South Wales underwent Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) on Monday, the first time in Australia such a procedure has been undertaken outside a major metropolitan city. Read more »

Rag & Bone reveals latest eyewear collection

Safilo partner Rag & Bone has released its most recent collection, which features 31 separate styles intended to reflect the unique design philosophy of the New York-based brand. Read more »

Contact lens manufacturers wrong: Australian research

Researchers from the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) have disproved what they claim is a common assumption held by contact lens manufacturers – that reducing the inherent spherical aberrations (SA) of the eye will improve vision. Read more »

Number of Aussies living with cataracts on the rise

An increasing number of Australians are living with cataracts, particularly women aged over 80, according to new data released by the Medibank Better Health Index. Read more »

New exhibitors, new ideas to feature at SILMO Sydney

The presence of new exhibitors is set to be one of the major drawcards for this year’s SILMO Sydney, as event organisers target a futuristic feel for this year’s trade show. Read more »

Australian researchers to conduct world-first glaucoma trial

Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) are conducting a world-first human trial of an over-the-counter vitamin supplement to treat glaucoma. Read more »

Large turnout at Glaucoma Australia’s B.I.G. Breakfast

Glaucoma Australia (GA)’s Beat Invisible Glaucoma (B.I.G.) Breakfast attracted a large and varied turnout on Monday, as the ophthalmic professions gathered to raise awareness for Glaucoma Awareness Week and discuss future plans for combating the sight-stealing disease. Read more »

Unique Australian clinic found to benefit glaucoma patients

An 18-month study into a collaborative Australian eyecare clinic, in which optometrists and ophthalmologists work together, has found the approach has had benefits for glaucoma patients. Read more »

Ophthalmologists encouraged to discuss glaucoma with patients

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) is asking eye surgeons to talk with patients about glaucoma and its risk factors, to coincide with other awareness campaigns generated during World Glaucoma Week. Read more »

Astronomy tech used to improve diagnosis of glaucoma

A new ophthalmoscopy method that enables high-definition, high-contrast images of retina cells could allow eyecare professionals to diagnose glaucoma much earlier. Read more »

Australian Vision Convention to host dispensers program

Brisbane’s upcoming Australian Vision Convention (AVC) will, for the first time, run a dedicated dispensers education program alongside its traditional optometric CPD sessions. Read more »

Bupa policy shift labelled move toward ‘managed care’

A plan from Australia’s largest private health insurer, Bupa, to restrict gap cover only to procedures performed on patients within its network of approved hospitals and medical centres has been met with dismay by the country’s peak medical bodies. Read more »


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