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Search Results - March 2018

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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 »

Lab-created 'organ-on-a-chip'

A device containing living cells that mimic the structural and physiological conditions of the blood-retinal barrier has been developed by scientists from the Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona (IMB). Read more »

$13m investment to progress Australian ophthalmic drug trial

A US ophthalmic drug company will continue development of its viral conjunctivitis treatment in Australia, following a $13 million investment from the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MCRF). Read more »

Essilor-Luxottica merger receives unconditional approval

The proposed €48 billion (AU$75.98 b) ‘super-merger’ between French lens maker Essilor and Italian eyewear company Luxottica has received unconditional approval from Europe’s antitrust body. Read more »

Luna Park revealed as SILMO party venue

Luna Park will be the site of the SILMO Sydney 2018 party, which this year will be held on the second night of the three-day convention. Read more »

Textbook ban reversed following industry outcry

TAFE NSW has backed down from a contentious decision to ban the distribution of optical dispensing textbooks to rival colleges following industry-wide outcry against the move. Read more »


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