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FDA grants Eylea approval to treat diabetic retinopathy

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its injectable eye drug Eylea (aflibercept) to treat all stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Company
J&J launches light-adaptive CL with transitions tech

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (J&J) has launched its Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology, said to be a first-of-its-kind photochromic contact lens that adapts to changing light conditions. Read more »

News
INVESTIGATION: Optometry acquisition proposal contains inaccurate claims

An alluring proposition sent to Australian optometrists, offering to purchase their practice as part of an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) float, has been found to contain inconsistent and erroneous claims. Read more »

Soapbox
Casting some new light on visual field test

Visual field tests have changed significantly throughout my career. Despite the progress, in many ways the current technology lags behind modern research. Read more »

Report
Bringing eyecare to children in Tanzania

The eyecare sector is well known for its philanthropy, and there are many programs available to people enthusiastic to give back. CATHY LEWIS recounts her recent experience working in Africa. Read more »
Dispensing to kids requires keeping both your customer and their guardian happy

Frames
Dispensing to kids at their level - Part 1

Paediatric dispensing has its challenges, but can be a remarkably rewarding experience. In the first of a two-part series CHEDY KALACH explains how both guardians and children can be kept happy. Read more »
Appraisals are important for staff performance

Management
Staff appraisals - more than a procedure

Making sure employees have a clear path for professional development is an important part of running a successful practice. KAREN CROUCH explains how an effective review can keep staff happy and motivated. Read more »

Report
The surprising success story behind 'Ophthalmology Updates!'

From small beginnings, Ophthalmology Updates! has quickly become a must-attend conference for many subspecialists. Associate Professor Adrian Fung, the event’s organiser, spoke to Insight about its origins and why he runs it. Read more »

Report
The future of glaucoma on show in Melbourne

The 2019 edition of the World Glaucoma Congress was held in Melbourne from 27-30 March at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. In part one of his report, LEWIS WILLIAMS relays all the latest developments that have been made across the broad field of glaucoma research. Read more »

Tech
IBM applies AI to predict glaucoma visual field test results

Scientists from IBM Research and New York University (NYU) have developed a novel, fast and non-invasive method of performing glaucoma visual field tests using artificial intelligence (AI) trained on retinal imaging data. Read more »

Tech
New micro battery solves smart contact lens conundrum

French engineering institute IMT Atlantique has unveiled a world-first micro battery designed to overcomes the significant challenge of small-scale energy storage in the development of smart contact lenses. Read more »

Tech
Vision screening app for kids receives large funding boost

Vision screening app GoCheck Kids has received US$6 million (AU$8.5 m) in series B funding that will go towards further developing the company’s Amblyopia-detecting iPhone app. Read more »

Research
System behind retina regeneration found

A team of researchers have discovered a dormant cellular mechanism that when manipulated could possibly activate the retina’s regenerative capabilities. Read more »

Research
Steriod implants successfully restore sight in cancer patient

Researchers have developed an innovative treatment for melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) that uses long-acting steroid implants injected into the eye. The procedure has been shown to successfully improve vision and reduce symptoms. Read more »

Research
New neovascular AMD biomarkers may assist diagnosis and treatment

Taiwanese researchers have discovered a novel method to predict neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) through optical coherence tomography (OCT) biomarkers, in a breakthrough that may lead to future treatments for the disease. Read more »

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