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Search Results - October 2016

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Soapbox
A need for one clear message

In last month’s Soapbox, JUSTIN DURKIN from Eyecare Plus Toowoomba pointed out the issues that independent optometrists are facing today, one being a need to tell their story of superior health and clinical services, as well as the products they recommend to their patients, so they can clearly and with one consistent message differentiate themselves from the chain stores. Read more »

Management
Should staff be performing clinical tasks?

Delegating clinical tasks to clerical staff can often be helpful or necessary – but could it be putting the patient, staff and practice at risk? KAREN CROUCH explores the issue. Read more »

Events
Save Sight Institute connects, informs vision impaired

With the aim of supporting its patients and their families, and connecting them to educators, doctors, and service providers, the Save Sight Institute again held its annual information day. LEWIS WILLIAMS describes some of the inspiring stories and knowledge shared at the event. Read more »

Events
Randwick TAFE hosts optical dispensers industry morning

Randwick College, a Sydney TAFE campus, held an industry morning and textbook presentation for its new student intake on 9 August. LEWIS WILLIAMS outlines the guest speaker presentations. Read more »

Events
Western Australian Vision Education (WAVE) 2016 exceeds expectations

Up to 46 CPD points were on offer at the WAVE 2016 conference, with the program covering a broad range of topics such as collaborative care, specialty contact lenses, dry eye management and vision therapy. STEPHANIE CHAN provides a snapshot of some of the event highlights. Read more »

Events
Spotlight on myopia at Brien Holden tribute event

The steadily increasing prevalence of myopia worldwide made the focus of the Brien Holden Vision Institute’s recent lecture series highly topical. LEWIS WILLIAMS reports on some of the findings discussed. Read more »

Tech
Smart contact lens communication achieved

University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a technique that allows ‘smart’ contact lenses and other small wearable electronics to communicate with everyday devices such as smartphones and watches. Read more »

Tech
Health-tracking frames trialled in major study

US vision insurance provider VSP Global has partnered with a university to launch a major academic study and consumer pilot test involving the company’s tech-embedded eyewear, Level. Read more »

Research
Eye test could enable earlier detection of Parkinson's

New research in rats suggests a new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop. Read more »

Research
Contact lens effectively delivers Glaucoma medication

A new contact lens treatment delivery system could improve outcomes for glaucoma patients who struggle with eye-drop medication. Read more »

Research
Fish consumption could reduce DR risk

A longitudinal study has indicated that consuming fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon could reducerisk of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in older patients. Read more »

International
Promising results for Pixl

Two recent studies suggest non-surgical photorefractive intrastromal corneal collagen cross-linking – otherwise known as PiXL – could be a promising new treatment for low myopia. Read more »

International
New device offers IOL preview

Spanish researchers have developed a handheld device designed to help cataract patients choose between the different artificial lens types that are available to them. These lenses are surgically implanted in the eye to replace the patients’ own lenses, which have become cloudy, hindering vision. Read more »

International
3D system to improve retinal surgery

Alcon has launched a 3D system designed to assist eye surgeons by enhancing the visualisation of the back of the eye. Read more »

International
Allergan adds RP gene therapy program to project pipeline

Allergan has acquired RetroSense Therapeutics, a biotechnology company which is developing a gene therapy known as RST-001 for the potential treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Read more »

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