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Specsavers unveils SCC 2021 agenda   

The Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) is returning in 2021 in a hybrid format, featuring virtual sessions and live events across …

A third of Australian optometrists experiencing moderate to severe psychological distress

New Australian research has revealed that many optometrists are struggling with their mental health, with those in the early stages …

Gene therapy trial for dry AMD under way in Australia

Australia’s first clinical trials of an investigational gene therapy for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has commenced at the Centre …

Survey provides insight into Australian cataract surgery landscape

A new cataract surgery survey conducted through RANZCO has reaffirmed the gulf between the private and public systems, as well …

People on the move – April/May 2021

Welcome to People on the move, a new concept we’re trialling for Insight’s e-newsletter and website to keep the ophthalmic …

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Orthoptics Australia announces 2021 annual awareness campaign 

Orthoptics Australia (OA) is marking its annual awareness week with a five-article series, featuring orthoptists who are advancing eye research …

Stop under-estimating healthcare isolation

While 71% of Australians live in metropolitan areas of Australia1, it is important to remember country people have poorer access …

Changing the way patients pay

Buy now, pay later is the latest trend in flexible payment services. With financial providers racing to grab their share, …

Prednefrin Forte shortage: supplier working towards providing alternative

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has confirmed a shortage of Prednefrin Forte 10mL eye drops in Australia, which isn’t expected …
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