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Search Results - September 2019

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Glaucoma Australia announces new president

Associate professor Simon Skalicky has been announced as Glaucoma Australia’s (GA) new president as the organisation aims to continue its recent success of reaching the country’s glaucoma patients. Read more »

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UNSW celebrates strong showing at international contact lens event

Researchers from University of New South Wales (UNSW) have featured prominently at a recent International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) conference, as the Sydney optometry school also welcomes the appointment of a new deputy head. Read more »

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LEI research unit walks away with acclaimed Eureka prize

Lions Eye Institute (LEI) scientists have trumped leading-edge research into electric fields and quantum mechanics to claim the coveted Eureka Prize for Scientific Research. Read more »

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Optical Dispensing workshops go nationwide in 2020

The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) will next year offer Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing HLT47815 workshops throughout Australia, with face-to-face sessions now planned for every Australian capital city except Darwin. Read more »

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New genes connected to rare macular disease uncovered

An international consortium involving Australian researchers has identified two genes that cause the rare ocular condition macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel 2). Read more »

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Bungling of atropine dispensing prompts second warning

New cases of incorrectly dispensed atropine formulations have prompted calls for eyecare professionals to make annotations to scripts in order to prevent further misunderstandings among pharmacists. Read more »

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Zeiss launches new OCT device; expands suite

Carl Zeiss Meditec has unveiled the latest addition to the Cirrus family of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, promising greater practice efficiency and imaging detail. Read more »

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New Australian study results add to Ozurdex’s efficacy

A significant Australian study into the effectiveness of Allergan’s Ozurdex implant as a treatment for Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME) has shown positive results consistent with previously published evidence. Read more »

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Investors take note of Opthea’s potential

Australian biotech company Opthea has reported a solid cash position to further advance clinical trials of its lead drug candidate OPT-302 in FY20, as it moves closer to imposing itself on the macular disease market. Read more »

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New global academy aims to raise profile of scleral lenses

Australian optometrist Mr Damon Ezekiel has become an inaugural board member of the newly established Euro & Austral-Asian Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA). Read more »

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Fred Hollows makes largest contribution to Indigenous eye health

Expansion of the Indigenous eye health workforce and greater provision of eyecare in Aboriginal-controlled health services will be possible under a new $40 million plan announced by The Fred Hollows Foundation. Read more »

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EDITORIAL: Insight welcomes OA’s newfound willingness for transparency

Following Insight’s call for Optometry Australia to practice greater transparency by annually publishing its actual membership figure, CEO Ms Lyn Brodie issued a statement to members revealing she would soon have some “good news”. Read more »

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Panel recommends new PBS listing for Eylea

An independent expert panel has recommended anti-VEGF therapy Eylea be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of myopic choroidal neovascularisation. Read more »

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Australian scientist identifies molecule that can stop dry AMD

A Canberra researcher is working on ways to harness gene-regulating molecules that have shown promise in halting the progression of conditions such as atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

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Revenue up, profits down as Ellex embarks on FY20

Ellex Medical Lasers remains buoyed by strong performances in its glaucoma portfolio and Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy (2RT) laser treatment, despite posting an after tax net loss of $5.8 million. Read more »

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