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Sony to make blink-controlled contact lens camera

Technology manufacturer Sony has been awarded the patent for a revolutionary contact lens that could record videos by using eye blinks to control the camera. Read more »

Organic semiconductor reverses blindness in rats

Italian scientists who developed an organic implant which restored near-normal vision in blind test mice are hoping it could reverse the effects of degenerative blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Read more »

Australian researchers achieve world-beating results

IBM’s Melbourne-based research team has used cutting-edge deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance the early detection of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Optometrists’ spark Apple prototype speculation

A reference to a pair of seemingly innocuous optometrists’ referrals may have accidentally given away the secret behind of one of Apple’s most closely guarded projects. Read more »

Tooth used to restore eyesight in radical surgery

Two Australians have had their vision completely restored thanks to a radical surgical procedure that involved sewing their teeth into their own eyeballs. Read more »

Ophthalmology part of CSIRO ‘roadmap’ to future growth

A CSIRO report has indicated Australia’s ability to benefit from the growing medical technologies and pharmaceuticals (MTP) global market will be determined in part by advances in the ophthalmic profession. Read more »

Government to investigate audio-described TV

Audio-described programs could soon be available on Australian television after the Federal Government established a working group to investigate its implementation. Read more »
Dr Bailey Shen, UIC opthalmologist, using the retina camera

New camera bypasses need to dilate pupils

Researchers from three of the most prestigious US medical schools have developed an inexpensive camera which can record images of the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops. Read more »

Return date set for SILMO Sydney

Expertise Events has ended weeks of speculation regarding the possible return date of its SILMO Sydney optical fair by announcing the show will go ahead in July next year. Read more »

Australian company given $18m to develop bionic eye

Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), an Australian university-owned company tasked with creating the world’s first bionic eye, has raised US$18 million (AU$23.5 m) to help it develop and commercialise its next generation devices. Read more »


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