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OCT Special Report

In the early 1990s a PhD graduate began experimenting with the optical applications of interferometry. Little did he realise to what extent his subsequent paper, 'Optical Coherence Tomography', would change the ophthalmic professions. Read more »

Study assesses diabetic eye disease care pathways

A recent report on diabetic retinopathy highlights the need for clear patient care pathways and robust health systems to prevent unnecessary vision loss associated with diabetes. Read more »
Julie Heraghty, MDFA CEO

Macular foundation calls for Rebate on ongoing OCT scans

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has called on Medicare to extend its rebate on optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Read more »

Age-related cataracts linked to depression

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have depressive symptoms, according to the results of a study published in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science. Read more »
Jaki Adams-Barton, The Fred Hollows Foundation's Indigenous Australia Program manager

New partnership boosts indigenous eye health resources

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has partnered with The Fred Hollows Foundation to further develop eye health information on HealthInfoNet web resources. Read more »
(L -R) Chedy Kalach and James Gibbins, ACOD directors and senior trainers

New College of Optical Dispensing launched

The newly established Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) plans to offer four courses from next year. Read more »

Transparent sensor offers more contact lens 'real estate'

While several organisations are currently exploring the use of 'smart' contact lenses to measure blood sugar levels, including Google, Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering researchers claim to have developed a contact lens sensor that is fully transparent. Read more »
Lyndell Lim, Associate Professor

CERA celebrates anniversary, secures new grants

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and announced it has secured several major grants. Read more »

Cataract patients experience depression and falls

New research shows that one in three patients waiting for their first eye cataract surgery suffer from falls, while about 30% show signs of depression. Read more »


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