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Search Results - News, January 2018

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Optometry Giving Sight and Brien Holden merge

A desire to achieve more significant eye health benefits has prompted a decision from the Global Board of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) to merge with the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI). Read more »

Undetected vision problems holding kids back

Optometry Australia (OA) has warned that thousands of children risk falling behind at school due to the increasing prevalence of undiagnosed myopia and other vision-related issues. Read more »

Australia honours eyecare professionals

A host of ophthalmologists have been recognised as part of the annual Australia Day Honours List, headlined by renowned researcher Professor Paul Mitchell. Read more »

Ellex moves to state-of-the-art headquarters

Australian ophthalmic medical device company Ellex has unveiled new headquarters as it prepares to increase production in 2018. Read more »

Algal genes to be used in new therapy

Genes from light-seeking algae will be inserted into the eyes of blind patients as part of human trials for a new type of optogenetics treatment. Read more »

Eyewear competition offers tropical luxury getaway

Transitions Optical has launched a competition that will see the winner holiday in Bali as part of a new campaign giveaway worth $10,000. Read more »

High-res eye scanner a diagnostic breakthrough

A shoebox-sized retinal scanner likened to ‘Google Maps for the retina’ has been hailed as a breakthrough in clinical diagnostics. Read more »

Study shows impact of diabetic corneal nerve damage

Diabetes-related corneal nerve damage could be an early indicator of similar issues in other parts of the body, and may also lead to complications following cataract and refractive surgery, an Australian literature review has found. Read more »

Eye freckles and moles point to skin cancer risk

Freckles and moles on the iris, particularly in people under 40, indicate a high risk of melanoma a recently published Australian study has found. Read more »

Opthea receives multi million-dollar tax credit

A Melbourne-based biopharmaceutical company working on innovate treatments for back of the eye disease has received a $2.7 million research and development (R&D) tax credit from the ATO. Read more »
Michael Collins, Contact Lens

Next gen myopia contact lens given funding boost

An Australian research project investigating the use of next generation contact lenses to combat myopia has received assistance in the form of a new one-year funding agreement with Johnson & Johnson Vision. Read more »
Professor Jian Yang

‘Good’ cholesterol linked to age-related macular degeneration

Australian-based scientists have revealed consuming too much ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol could increase the risk of contracting age-related macular degeneration. Read more »


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