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Search Results - January 2019

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Ophthalmic quartet recognised in Australia Day Honours List

Four eye health professionals have been recognised for their contributions to the sector, featuring among the 1,127 award recipients on the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. Read more »

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MDFA invites applications for macular disease research grants

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is inviting researchers and institutions to apply for its next round of research grant funding. For the first time grant criteria has been expanded to cover macular disease research, rather than solely focussing on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

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Fellowship for AMD researcher

Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) researcher Dr Audra Shadforth has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to further her studies into age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

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Researchers find way to prevent fatal viral infection

Lions Eye Institute (LEI) researchers have discovered a new method to thwart the emergence of a life-threatening viral infection in bone marrow and organ transplant patients. Read more »

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BOQ Specialist invests in patient finance provider MiFund

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Specialist has announced a new partnership with MiFund, a provider of patient finance services. As part of the deal, BOQ Specialist has taken a 35% equity stake in MiFund, and MiFund’s patient finance system will be made available to BOQ Specialist’s practitioner clients. Read more »

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Barton Perreira signs distribution agreement with Marcolin

Los Angeles eyewear maker Barton Perreira has entered a multi-year distribution agreement with Marcolin Group. The agreement will see Marcolin distribute the company’s eyewear to select countries including to the Asia Pacific region. Read more »

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Visioneering Technologies opens myopia control contact lens to Australian market

Visioneering Technologies (VTI) has launched its multifocal contact lens to the Australian ophthalmic market, following a trial that demonstrated the product halted myopia progression in 70% of child cases. Read more »

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Cleaning fluid blocked from optic nerve in glaucoma patients, study finds

Canadian researches have discovered the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – which flushes waste from the optic nerve – is disrupted in mice with glaucoma. Read more »

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Australian support garners first Ugandan-trained optometrists

Australian institutions have been influential in helping Uganda produce its first group of locally trained optometrists, a milestone that sets the foundation for ongoing sustainable eye care services for the African country. Read more »

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Emotional story behind famous Fred Hollows photograph revealed

The photographer behind an iconic photograph of legendary Australian ophthalmologist Fred Hollows has only now revealed the image’s inspiring background. Read more »

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Donor eyes used to compare hazing levels in IOLs

Cataract researchers have used human donor eyes to develop a laboratory model that accurately compares intraocular lens (IOL) hazing across market-leading devices. Read more »

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Vale Neil Forbes: 1942 - 2019

Neil Forbes, founder and former publisher of Insight, passed away last week. Known for his determined approach to journalism, he steered the publication for more than 40 years. Read more »

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Insolvent optometry group finds potential buyer

A group of optometry practices placed under administration last year with debts totalling more than $1.5 million could soon be under new ownership. Read more »

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Australian researchers trial blood test for AMD

A blood test under development at The Australian National University (ANU) has the potential to detect people who are at risk of atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Mark’ennovy partners with Australian contact lens company

European contact lens manufacturer Mark’ennovy will collaborate with Australian contact lens manufacturer and distributor Capricornia, in an effort to improve customer care, fitting advice, logistics and distribution. Read more »

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