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Eye disease researchers recognised for research excellence

Two eye disease researchers have received top honours from the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC). Read more »

Contact lens manufacturer studies myopia control in children

CooperVision is studying how the progression of myopia can be controlled in children through the use of daily disposable contact lenses. Read more »

Healthcare providers' registration standards revised

National registration boards regulating most Australian-registered healthcare practitioners, including optometrists and medical practitioners, have revised their registration standards. Read more »

CXL system gains additional indication

A system that is said to be the first and only corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) therapy approved in the US has gained an additional indication. Read more »

Lifting freeze on patient rebates should be first priority: AMA

The head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has indicated that lifting the Medicare rebate freeze should be one of the first priorities of the re-elected Federal Government. Read more »

Broccoli-related compound a possible AMD treatment

Researchers are investigating a broccoli-related compound as a potential treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Vision 2020 appoints new CEO

Vision 2020 Australia has appointed Ms Carla Northam as its chief executive officer. Read more »

Valeant loses major shareholder

Struggling Canadian drug manufacturer Valeant Pharmaceuticals has lost the support of a major shareholder. Read more »

New dry-eye product to take on Allergan

The recent US FDA approval of a new dry-eye product could spell increased competition for global pharmaceutical giant Allergan. Read more »

Blood-sugar test price hike could impact diabetes control

A hike in the price of blood-sugar tests used by diabetics could potentially lead to an increase in eye problems. Read more »
Simon Hanna, Optometry Australia national clinical policy advisor

Therapeutic ingredients to be renamed

The Federal Government is updating several medicine ingredient names, which may affect the labelling of ocular therapeutics. Read more »

ACO launches new contact lens qualification

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has launched a Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses course and is now accepting enrolments. Read more »


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