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Lenses
Near insets for ophthalmic lenses Part 2

In his previous contribution, GRANT HANNAFORD explored the topic of the derivations and purpose of facial measurements in optical dispensing. He continues his explanation here in part two of the series. Read more »

Management
Business continuity planning for optometry practices

The assumption that business-crippling events rarely occur, and will be addressed at the time, is flirting with danger. KAREN CROUCH explains why every practice should plan for the worst to safeguard success. Read more »

Report
The Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association 12th biennial meeting

Some of Australia’s leading ophthalmologists convened at Sydney Eye Hospital earlier this year for its Alumni Association’s 12th biennial meeting. LEWIS WILLIAMS distils some of the fascinating presentations made on the day. Read more »

Feature
Inside the intraocular lens

Once almost exclusively restricted to cataract patients, IOLs are becoming an increasingly popular option for different types of patients who want to be as free from glasses as possible. MATTHEW WOODLEY and MYLES HUME examine the state of play in Australia and where the technology is heading. Read more »

Report
Acceleration and inspiration at Provision 2018

A diverse and inspiring speakers line up powered the 2018 conference for Australia’s largest independent buying group, Provision. MATTHEW WOODLEY was in attendance to catalogue proceedings from a fascinating two days. Read more »

Report
Ophthalmology updates! 2018

Ophthalmology Updates! has returned, with its unique combination of practical refreshers and pioneering ‘frontier’ topics. LEWIS WILLIAMS’ special two-part report delves into both aspects of the presentations delivered at this year’s iteration of the growing conference. Read more »

Report
UNSW SOVS Alumni evening: Dry Eye

Earlier this year, UNSW’s School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) held a special dry eye evening for its alumni. LEWIS WILLIAMS was on hand to record the latest updates from some of the world’s foremost dry eye experts. Read more »

Research
Urine dipstick test detects cause of disease that blinds millions

Scripps Research Institute scientists have developed a urine test for detecting parasitic worms that cause a blinding disease believed to currently affect up to 120 million people. Read more »

Research
Immune cells drive glaucomatous vision loss

Immune cells developed from early exposure to bacteria contribute to vision loss in glaucoma sufferers, according to a new study into causes of the disease. Read more »

International
US hospital sued after baby dies following eye exam

The parents of a premature baby who allegedly contracted a fatal virus during an eye examination have sued a US hospital. Read more »

Soapbox
RANZCO CEO responds

Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist, Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker, contributed an Opinion column in September titled 'Closing the gap from both sides' commenting on racism and a lack of Indigenous representation within the profession. RANZCO CEO DR DAVID ANDREWS has submitted the following letter to the editor in response. Read more »

Tech
Wireless implant able to track eye pressure in real time

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers have engineered an eye implant that can detect and wirelessly transmit eye pressure data. Read more »

Products
Zeiss reveals new diagnostic tech

Medical tech company Zeiss has unveiled its latest digital diagnostic technology for retinal diseases and glaucoma. Read more »
Turmeric reduced retinal cell loss in animal models

Research
Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma

Eye drops laced with an extract of the common cooking spice turmeric have shown promise in treating the early stages of glaucoma. Read more »

Research
Research further links Alzheimer's with eye disease

Researchers have discovered a link between degenerative eye conditions, thin retinas and Alzheimer’s disease, in separate studies potentially leading to early diagnoses and new treatments for the brain disorder. Read more »

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