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Search Results - March 2018

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Better eye disorder info could save Australian kids' lives

A new information campaign has begun in an attempt to help Australian parents and carers access the most appropriate and accurate online information about potentially life-threatening childhood eye disorders. Read more »

Australian discovery gives hope to children with cataracts

Researchers from Western Sydney University have developed a world-first process to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells, which could significantly improve the lives of adults and infants with cataracts. Read more »

Australian-invented MIGS device approved for use

The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of a new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device that Australian researchers have been developing for more than two decades. Read more »

War of words over private health continues

An information war being waged between doctors and private healthcare funds continued this week, with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) releasing its 2018 ‘Private Health Insurance Report Card’. Read more »

Maldistribution, not numbers the real problem: RANZCO

RANZCO has defended itself against media reports criticising limits on training places at specialist medical colleges, saying it intends to train as many ophthalmologists as required to meet current and future needs. Read more »

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 »

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 »


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