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Biogen unveils plan to commercialise Eylea and Lucentis generics

Multinational biotech company Biogen has proposed a deal worth up to US$310 million (AU$453 m) to supply biosimilar treatments of …

New imaging system corrects for chromatic aberrations

A new imaging system capable of cancelling out the chromatic aberrations present in a person’s eye promises to provide more …

Traces of anti-VEGF drugs found in breast milk

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs have been identified in breast milk, prompting warnings from the researchers that the use …

New tool developed for practices to identify Indigenous patients

Indigenous eye health advocates have designed a new resource to help eyecare practices initiate conversations with patients who identify as …

Review into optometry complaints highlights need for clear communication

Optometrists are being urged to carefully manage patient expectations when prescribing new spectacles and contact lenses, as well as improve …

Features

Ophthamology Updates! 2019 – Part 1

Returning for its fourth year, the 2019 Ophthalmology Updates! Conference was the series’ biggest event yet. In the first of …

IOLs: Bringing the presbyope into focus

As intraocular lenses continue to improve, their popularity is increasing among a variety of patients – even those who don’t …

How to become an optical dispenser

A meeting of Australia’s dispensers held during the O=MEGA19 conference in July 2019 highlighted that the profession suffers from lack …

New Specsavers report shows impact of eye health strategies

Specsavers’ latest snapshot into Australian eye health has revealed referrals for eye disease are soaring to unprecedented levels thanks to …
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George & Matilda recognised for outstanding growth

German manufacturer licenses BHVI algorithms for new device

Australian College of Optometry extends clinic network

Research

Optometry Giving Sight establishes new board

Top alumni award presented to Fred Hollows CEO

FDA clears Novartis’ new treatment for nAMD

Events

Australian Society of Ophthalmologists announce new president

Mobile eye health clinics closing the gap

?Star Trek? headset for the blind launched in Australia

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Fresh cash injection for KeepSight diabetes eye screening program

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UNSW researcher claims American Academy of Optometry award

Mobeen was the recipient of the Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award, which grants …

Specsavers Clinical Conference returns for eighth edition

This year’s event will be held over 7–8 Septber at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will continue the …

New joint venture turns fishing nets into sunglasses

The first project between the online eyewear retailer and conservation group will see a 600m net, which WFF-Australia purchased last …

Sydney Airport embraces new tech for blind travellers

Aria’s technology works via an app on any iOS or Android device. The user beams live footage to an Aira …

QEI to open new Brisbane clinic by July

The institute has signed a lease for approximately 520sqm of space in a new medical centre, located in Brisbane’s northern …

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