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Search Results - May 2017

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NIB taken to court over hidden cuts to eye coverage

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched legal action against NIB after it alleged the health insurer had engaged in unconscionable conduct in relation to the removal of certain eye procedures from one of its schemes. Read more »

Australia to avoid eyecare waiting list crisis

Despite a continued rise in demand for ophthalmology services, RANZCO has indicated Australia is unlikely to witness a similar backlog of cases like that recently experienced in New Zealand. Read more »

Government funding for ophthalmic research made easier

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has overhauled its funding program in a move welcomed by research groups throughout Australia. Read more »

Optical chain fined $69,000 for misleading ad

A UK optical chain has been fined £40,000 (AU$69,000) for a ‘misleading’ advertisement concerning its range of blue light protecting lenses. Read more »

Major advances in macular degeneration research

Some of Australia’s foremost ophthalmic experts gathered for the annual Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Research Symposium in Sydney last week. Read more »

Key findings of Optometry Australia survey revealed

Medicare remuneration and striking the right balance between workforce supply and demand are the key issues currently concerning Optometry Australia (OA) members, according to results taken from its biennial survey. Read more »

Applications open for online eye banking course

Applications are now being accepted for the new ‘Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking’ course offered by The University of Melbourne (UoM). The course, which begins in September, is specifically designed to support eye bankers and associated disciplines. Read more »

Over 50s urged to get eyes tested for macular degeneration

Only 6% of Australians aged between 50 and 64-years-of-age believe an examination for eye disease is their top health priority according to research released by the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) this week. Read more »
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Presentation proposals requested for behavioural optometry congress

The International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) has called for applicants wanting to present at next year’s event in Sydney. Read more »

World first trial of robotic eye surgery a success

In a medical first, UK doctors have employed a robot to undertake a series of delicate operations to remove fine membrane growth on the retina, paving the way for similar precision-based surgeries in the future. Read more »

Fake optometrist convicted a second time

A West Australian man has been fined $18,000 for pretending to be an optometrist without holding a registration. It is the second time he has been convicted of the same offence in the past two years. Read more »

Australian ophthalmic universities gain Top 10 ranking

The 2017 Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has confirmed Australia’s place on the cutting edge of ophthalmology related academic output. Read more »


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