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Search Results - March 2019

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Glaucoma study calls into question preventative laser therapy

An Australian researcher has recommended against a preventative laser treatment for primary angle closure glaucoma, following an extensive study involving 900 Chinese patients. Read more »

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Liquidators appointed to Healy Optical Group

Australian eyewear distributor Healy Optical Group has been placed into liquidation, after almost 45 years in business. Read more »

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Support for Pacific eyecare fund under Labor government

Some 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 the party wins the upcoming federal election. Read more »

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QEI to open new Brisbane clinic by July

The Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) is establishing a second clinic in Brisbane to alleviate capacity issues and expand its patient service. Read more »

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Fred Hollows Foundation campaigns to close eyecare gender gap

The Fred Hollows Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $25 million over five years to address the disproportionate number of women without access to adequate eyecare. Read more »

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Transitions Style Academy launches nationwide

Essilor has launched an Australian campaign to help optometrists and dispensers recommend Transitions lenses to younger and more fashion-conscious spectacle wearers. Read more »

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Ellex reports positive results in first-line glaucoma treatment

Clinical trials of Ellex Medical Lasers’ selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) have shown the procedure is a cost-effective alternative to eye drops and superior in treating open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension. Read more »

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Australian-led program to compile world-first corneal donation data

An Australian-led project run by the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) will collate the world’s first international data set on corneal transplantation, donation and use from this year and beyond. Read more »

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OA plans to “inundate” MPs ahead of election

Optometry Australia (OA) has adopted a new digital lobbying tool that will enable its members to inundate federal politicians with thousands of key messages ahead of the 2019 general election. Read more »

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MDFA to distribute toolkits ahead of Macula Month

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) will distribute digital toolkits to eyecare providers ahead of its month-long national awareness campaign, which this year will maintain a sharp focus on hereditary links associated with the disease. Read more »

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EssilorLuxottica releases first financial results

EssilorLuxottica has announced its first set of financial results as a merged entity, however, the company’s share price fell sharply due to apparent future governance concerns and the postponement of an investor day. Read more »

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Australian university lends support to Uganda optometry training program

Academics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) will oversee the future development of Uganda’s first endorsed optometry degree, consolidating a major project that recently saw the country celebrate its first batch of homegrown optometrists. Read more »

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Australia’s largest glaucoma risk screening

Sydney’s Martin Place will be host to a public glaucoma risk screening, as well as free ice cream for those who participate, as part of World Glaucoma Week. Read more »

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Essilor launches program to target younger demographics

Essilor Australia has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support optometrists and dispensers in selling Transitions lenses to young, fashion-conscious customers. Read more »

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Survey: Australians lack awareness of UV risk to eye health

The mainstream media’s focus on blue light filters and consumer confusion may be contributing to Australian’s poor understanding of the risks associated with ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Read more »

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