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Search Results - February 2018

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Peak bodies join forces for World Glaucoma Week

Glaucoma Australia (GA) and Optometry Australia (OA) have begun campaigning in the lead up to World Glaucoma Week, by encouraging people to undergo a comprehensive eye exam. Read more »

Essilor launches kids digital campaign

Essilor Transitions has launched a digital marketing strategy it hopes will drive product awareness and increase its profile with consumers. Read more »

Campaign to focus on orthoptists’ skills

Eyecare professionals and the general public are being asked to “discover the depths of orthoptics” as part of this year’s Orthoptics Awareness Week (OAW) campaign. Read more »

Intel smart glasses laser information directly onto the eye

Computing and technology multinational Intel has released a preview of its first ‘smart glasses’ venture, which will use a laser to project information directly onto the eye ball. Read more »

Unlawful eye health ads prompt public retraction

The Australian-owned manufacturer of an eye health supplement has been forced to issue a public retraction and withdraw advertising after it breached the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code. Read more »

Don’t be blind to the visually impaired, employers told

A Vision 2020 Australia-hosted Parliamentary Friends Group was held in Canberra last week to advocate for increased representation of people who are blind or have low vision in the workforce. Read more »

Ophthalmologists lobby minister over MIGS access

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) met with Federal Health Minister Mr Greg Hunt in Canberra on Monday to discuss future access to Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Read more »

Final year for Centre for Eye Research boss

Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) managing director Professor Jonathan Crowston will step down from his role this year, citing a desire to spend more time in the laboratory. Read more »

Woman discovers 14 parasitic worms in her eye

It’s been discovered a type of parasitic eye worm usually found in cattle can also infect humans, after an American woman found 14 worms living in her eye. Read more »

Virtual reality used to train new eye surgeons

Ophthalmology trainees at the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (VEEH) are now using virtual reality simulators to learn the highly specialised microsurgery skills required for invasive eye procedures. Read more »

Stem cells used to create mini human eyes

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been used to develop mini human eyes in test tubes, which closely resemble the developing eye of an early-stage embryo. Read more »

Woman goes to court for botched laser eye treatment

An Irishwoman now living in Australia is suing an optical clinic over LASIK surgery that she says left her “essentially functionally blind.” Read more »


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