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Search Results - February 2019

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Optometry Australia pushes for more change in MBS Review

Optometry Australia (OA) is satisfied with recommendations included in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review, but will campaign for additional amendments before final proposals are lodged with the government. Read more »

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Call for optometrists to enrol in diabetes screening program

Eyecare providers are being urged to register with KeepSight, a new national diabetes eye screening program designed to protect the vision of the 1.3 million Australians living with the disease. Read more »

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New App reduces chair time in contact lenses fitting

An app developed by CooperVision to assist optometrists in fitting contact lenses has closely matched the power recommendations of eyecare professionals at both initial consultations and follow up visits. Read more »

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New look for Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma Australia (GA) has launched a new logo and marketing tagline ahead of this year’s World Glaucoma Week, 10–16 March, and the 8th World Glaucoma Congress, 27–30 March. Read more »

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Ellex announces strong half-year financial results

Australian company Ellex Medical Lasers has reported strong global demand for its Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) device and Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy (2RT) laser, following the release of its half-year results. Read more »

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BHVI Foundation removes CEO amid maladministration investigation

An open letter sent by ‘concerned staff of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation’ has criticised the recent removal of the BHVI Foundation’s CEO Ms Amanda Davis. Read more »

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Zeiss opens phaco training centre in India

Medical device manufacturer ZEISS has joined forces with the Christoffel Mission for the Blind (CBM) to establish a new cataract surgery training centre in India. Read more »

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Tissue created from stem cells used to improve vision successfully

Researchers have claimed a breakthrough following the successful use of stem cells to repair eye tissue and improve vision among patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. As part of the project, organ donor stem cells were used to create tissue, which was then transplanted to patients as part of a randomised clinical trial. Read more »

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Link between blindness and schizophrenia

Australian researchers may have identified a surprising connection between blindness and mental illness, according to a recently published study. Read more »

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Human eye growth stages uncovered by Australian researchers

The eye’s lens undergoes two distinct growth phases during a person’s life, Australian researchers have confirmed following the most comprehensive study ever conducted into the weight of the human eye. Read more »

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Asia enrolments prevalent in world-first myopia program at UNSW

The University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) world-first program for myopia management has attracted 13 students, with a large proportion coming from Asian countries. Read more »

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Mobile eye health van seals partnership with public hospital

The Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van has forged a new partnership with the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQ Health), in a move set to bring eyecare closer to home for hundreds of patients. Read more »

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New director commences at Centre for Eye Research Australia

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has welcomed its new leader Professor Keith Martin, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the organisation. Read more »

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‘Conservative’ $11.5m sought for optometry in 2019 Budget

The government should reinstate biennial Medicare rebates for initial examinations for middle-aged patients, Optometry Australia (OA) has declared in its 2019 Federal Budget submission. Read more »

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Warnings about using smartphones in eye examinations

Researches have cautioned clinicians who use smartphone cameras to diagnose eye disease to check their settings or else risk misdiagnosis. Read more »

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