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Search Results - March 2019

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$3 million government commitment to macular disease as action plan unveiled

The Federal Government has announced a $3 million pre-budget commitment to address macular disease in Australia, while also signalling its support for a newly released MDFA-developed national action plan. Read more »

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Indigenous eye health: $85.5 million more needed to bridge gap

An additional $85.5 million in funding over five years is needed to eliminate trachoma and help align Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s eyecare with the rest of the country, Vision 2020 Australia has claimed in a new report. Read more »

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Thousands of eyecare providers sign up for KeepSight

More than 4,000 eyecare professionals and clinical support staff have registered with KeepSight, equating to a quarter of all healthcare providers expected to subscribe to the new national diabetes eye screening program. Read more »

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mark’ennovy obtains European clearance for myopia control contact

Spanish contact lens manufacturer mark’ennovy has secured European regulatory approval for its myopia control multifocal soft contact lens, MYLO. Read more »

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Record donation to BHVIF for Indigenous eyecare

An anonymous donor has donated $225,000 to the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation (BHVIF) – the single largest donation in the organisation’s history. Read more »

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Glaucoma detection increases as 250th Specsavers store receives OCT

Specsavers is on track to introduce optical coherence tomography (OCT) across its entire Australasian store network by the end of the year after recently achieving two significant milestones. Read more »

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Clinical trial investigates new eye drop therapy for pterygium

Australian researchers are trialling eye drops that could have the potential to replace current surgical methods to treat pterygium of the eye. Read more »

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Smoking reduces colour perception

Brazilian researchers have discovered that smoking an average of 20 cigarettes a day can cause damage to spatial and colour vision. Read more »

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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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