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Research
Christmas berry could play role in fighting uveal melanoma

A chemical compound derived from the ardisia crenata plant, also known as Australian holly or Christmas berry, might be an effective tool in fighting uveal melanoma. Read more »

Events
World Glaucoma Congress 2019: Bound for Australia

This month, the world’s foremost glaucoma experts will come together in Melbourne to share research findings relating to all aspects of the disease. Ahead of the event, INSIGHT spoke to a number of those attending about the past, present and future of glaucoma. Read more »

International
Atrophic AMD drug put on the fast track for approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put a treatment for atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy on the fast track for approval. Read more »

International
Infant dies from complications post glaucoma surgery

A Hong Kong infant who died in mysterious circumstances after undergoing glaucoma surgery may have suffered anesthesia-associated complications, an inquest into the death has heard. Read more »

Research
Getting Australians thinking about Glaucoma

With the 8th World Glaucoma Congress right around the corner, CALLUM GLENNEN reports Glaucoma Australia is preparing a wealth of initiatives to improve national understanding of the condition. Read more »

Tech
OxSight releases smart glasses for people with tunnel vision

UK startup OxSight has released a range of smart glasses designed to correct peripheral vision loss. Read more »

Report
Primary open angle glaucoma: An eye disease of something more general?

With experts from every corner of the globe meeting in Melbourne for the 8th World Glaucoma Congress, LEWIS WILLIAMS explores some of the recent research that has advanced our understanding of the disease. Read more »
Sexual harassment is unlawful in the workplace

Management
Discrimination and harassment - Part 2

A robust policy is necessary for navigating sexual harassment complaints in the workplace. In the second of a two-part feature, KAREN CROUCH explains what an effective policy includes. Read more »

Lenses
Finding the minimum lens blank size - Part 2

Selecting the right lens blanks can avoid many headaches for optical dispensers. In the second part of his special series, LEIGH ROBINSON explains how to get measurements right every time. Read more »

Research
Rescued photoreceptors prevent blindness

After success in animal models, researchers believe they have paved the way for the first-ever human clinical trials of a stem cell based therapy for atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

Research
Faulty molecular master switch identified as possible contributing factor to AMD

Scientists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found the interruption of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) signals to immune cells could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

International
UK ophthalmologist suspended for failing to declare sexual assault conviction

A UK ophthalmologist has been suspended for nine months after failing to notify industry regulators about a sexual assault conviction three years ago. Read more »

News
Fair work prompts confusion over optometry pay awards

Optometry Australia has sought legal assistance amid claims the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) published confusing and conflicting statements relating to Awards coverage of some optometry staff. Read more »

Company
Novartis announces results, company ready to spin-off Alcon

Novartis has announced its financial results for 2018, while also stating that its Alcon eye care division is still on track to be spun-off as a standalone entity later this year. Read more »

News
Specsavers and Optometry Australia at odds over supply of optometry graduates

Following a significant increase in graduate intake numbers by Specsavers and Luxottica this year, Specsavers will soon release a report that it believes will support the company’s assertion that the sector faces an undersupply of optometrists. Read more »

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