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Search Results - April 2019

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Cairns Hospital surgical wait times robbing patients of sight, doctor claims

Delays as long as six years for cataract procedures at Cairns Hospital have resulted in severe vision loss and blindness for dozens of patients, claims a locum physician who is blowing the whistle on the issue. Read more »

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Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry leader to depart

The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO) has announced that executive director Ms Veronica Kypros is departing after a decade with the organisation. Read more »

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Light therapy might help premature babies avoid vision problems

Researchers have discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway in the eye that could possibly allow them to make use of light therapy to avoid vision problems common among premature babies. Read more »

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Milestone reached in Indian rural corneal transplants

India’s LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has performed the 100th corneal transplant across its rural eye care centre network, a significant milestone for the institute. Read more »

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Stalemate continues over optometry industry pay awards

Optometry Australia (OA) has met with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) to address confusion over optometry Awards coverage, but admits more work is needed to clarify the issue. Read more »

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Alcon debuts as independent company

Eye care device manufacturer Alcon has made its a debut as an independent, publicly traded entity after completing its spinoff from Novartis. Alongside its new independence, Alcon’s shares have now begun trading on both the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘ALC’. Read more »
Gerard Wallace, newly appointed Ellex CEO

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Ellex Medical Lasers appoints new CEO

ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers has appointed experienced global healthcare executive Mr Gerard ‘Ged’ Wallace to the position of CEO, seeing Mr Tom Spurling step aside after eight years leading the company. Read more »

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Australian AI screening trial looks to improve eye health inequality

An artificial intelligence (AI) system set to undergo the rigours of a clinical trial in remote and regional Australian clinics could have the potential to assist non-eyecare health providers in screening for eye disease. Read more »

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Low vision organisations unite to create single peak body

The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) Board has agreed in principle to cease operations and amalgamate with Vision 2020 Australia, resulting in the formation of a single peak body for service providers within the blindness and low vision sector. Read more »

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Optometry Australia takes lead on blue light debate

Optometry Australia (OA) will establish a position statement and guidance for optometrists on blue light-filtering lenses to help clarify the uncertainties that currently surround their effectiveness. Read more »

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International partnership focuses on diabetic eyecare

Australian and Indonesian researchers are joining forces to develop new recommendations designed to protect the sight of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes. Read more »

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BHVI under investigation by ACNC, while serious issues uncovered at foundation

Disruption and unrest continue to engulf the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) and Foundation, following last year’s exposure of governance irregularities concerning a $1 million staff bonus and the subsequent resignation of the organisation’s chairman Professor Brian Layland. Read more »

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Labor supports Pacific Eyecare fund

Several segments of the eye health sector have welcomed a commitment from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to invest $32 million into a Pacific Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss Fund if it wins the upcoming federal election. Read more »

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EssilorLuxottica locked in leadership dispute, arbitration requested

EssilorLuxottica has found itself embroiled in a leadership row, with the company’s board in a state of deadlock after allegations that the merger agreement between Essilor and Luxottica has been violated. Read more »

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Specsavers expands international diploma in Australia

Specsavers has introduced the first locally facilitated Fellowship of British Dispensing Opticians (FBDO) course in Australia, with the internationally recognised program available to all practicing dispensers and students. Read more »

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