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Search Results - News, December 2018

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Optometry practice owner jailed for $4 million Medicare theft

A Sydney optometry practice operator has received a five-year prison sentence for defrauding Medicare out of more than $4 million. Read more »

Guide Dogs boss who stole $210k faces possible 10-year sentence

Guide Dogs Victoria has faith the justice system will appropriately sentence a former general manager who stole $210,000 from the charity to pay for home improvements and personal expenses. Read more »
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Australia’s busiest eye hospital revealed

More than double the number of elective eye procedures were performed at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) over the past year than any other hospital in Australia, latest government figures have confirmed. Read more »

Innovative optometry projects rewarded

This year’s Victorian Optometrists Training and Education (VOTE) Trust grants have been awarded to projects aimed at up-skilling the profession in cultural safety and headache disorders. Read more »
Professor Robert MacLaren performs gene therapy treatment on a patient with choroideremia. Image courtesy of John Hopkins University

Gene therapy for incurable disease improves vision after 5 years

Choroideremia patients have gained or maintained vision five years after participating in the first gene therapy trial for the previously untreatable blinding condition. Read more »

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SILMO Sydney 2019 postponed after negotiations collapse

SILMO Sydney 2019 has been postponed, in a move organisers have said is in the best interests of the local optical industry. Read more »

Optometry group owes $1.5 million to creditors

A company placed under administration while operating five optometry practices has debts totalling more than $1.5 million, according to a preliminary creditors’ report obtained by Insight. Read more »

Expanded scope of practice highlights Optometry 2040 report

Minor surgery and prescribed injection treatment for macular disease may soon fall into an enlarged scope of practice for Australian optometrists, according to a new report that sets a 20-year vision for the profession. Read more »

Australian scientists develop diabetic retinopathy drug

Australian scientists have developed a new drug that could in future serve as an alternative standalone treatment for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Australia’s first World Glaucoma Congress to host free screenings

Relatives of glaucoma patients will have access to free screening clinics and leading specialists at next year’s World Glaucoma Congress, the first time the event has been held in Australia. Read more »

Federal Government grant saves IDEAS Van from closure

The Federal Government has intervened with an $860,000 grant to rescue the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van from closure. Read more »


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