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Search Results - August 2017

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Specsavers expands with first Australian audiology franchise

The first Australian Specsavers Audiology store launched on the Gold Coast today, with the optical giant preparing to expand the concept to a further 100 locations around the country. Read more »

Aussie researcher develops ‘EZ’ way to diagnose glaucoma

An ophthalmologist from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has developed a clever, yet simple method for easily assessing a patient’s risk of close angle glaucoma. Read more »

Zeiss release IOL designed for active lifestyles

Zeiss has released a new preloaded Extended Depth of Focus intraocular lens (EDoF IOL) that preclinical tests indicate has the largest defocus curve available on the market. Read more »

Visioneering secures Chinese patent for myopia control

ASX-listed medical device company Visioneering Technologies (VTI) has received patent protection in China for the optical designs of its myopia progression control contact lenses. Read more »

Screening program cuts diabetic sight loss in half

An annual screening program instituted eight years ago in Wales has nearly halved the proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss as a result of the disease. Read more »

Eye scan could detect Alzheimer’s decades earlier

A non-invasive eye scan could allow doctors to detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades earlier than currently possible. Read more »

Myopia calculator to help provide treatment options

Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has released a new evidence-based myopia calculator intended to help clinicians communicate with patients and manage the condition. Read more »

Positive clinical results for Aussie biotech

Australian biotech company Opthea has released more positive results from its Phase 1/2a clinical trial of OPT-302, a novel VEGF-C/D ‘Trap’ therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Read more »

Health funds accused of misinforming consumers

Optometry Australia (OA) has told a Senate inquiry investigating private health insurance that major health funds regularly provide consumers with information that is misleading, inaccurate and inconsistent. Read more »

ACCC reviewing Essilor-Luxottica merger

It has been revealed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently reviewing the proposed merger between Essilor and Luxottica. Read more »

Anti-fatigue lens now available with three viewing shifts

Shamir has announced its popular anti-fatigue Shamir Relax lens is now available with three viewing shifts. Read more »

RANZCO condemns behavioural optometry media coverage

RANZCO has condemned a Channel 7 news report on the benefits of behavioural optometry, and accused the broadcaster of failing to acknowledge the lack of research and evidence on the controversial practice. Read more »


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