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Search Results - News, November 2016

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Optometry Australia searches for new CEO

Optometry Australia (OA) has announced that it is searching for a new CEO following the resignation of its current CEO Ms Genevieve Quilty. Read more »

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Gene-editing technology partially restores vision

A new gene-editing technique has partially restored vision in blind animals, which could open new research and treatment avenues. Read more »

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RANZCO launches new referral pathways at congress

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has launched two new referral pathways at its annual congress. Read more »

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Protamine a strong candidate for contact lens disinfectant

A natural protein could be useful in developing new types of contact lens disinfectant solutions, according to a new study. Read more »
Julie Heraghty, MDFA CEO

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Rebate needed for ongoing OCT scans: MDFA

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

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RANZCO acknowledges ophthalmology challenges

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has indicated that maldistribution and a shortage of paediatric ophthalmologists continue to be challenges for the profession Read more »
Vision At Home developer Dr William Yan (pictured middle) celebrates with the other 2016 Google Impact Challenge winners

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Eye-health initiative wins in Google Impact Challenge

A project designed to improve eye-care access in remote and regional communities has been named a winner in the Google Impact Challenge. Read more »

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OBA outlines regulatory plan in health profession agreement

The Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) is exploring ways to make its regulations clearer to optometrists, especially in relation to areas such as advertising. Read more »

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'Reboot' could cure amblyopia

Researchers have discovered a new technique that could help cure amblyopia in humans by 'rebooting' the eyes. Read more »
Greg Johnson, Diabetes Australia CEO

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MPs tested for diabetic eye damage

Australian Federal Parliament members had their eyes examined on World Diabetes Day in order to raise awareness of diabetes related eye damage. Read more »
Victorian State Minister for Education James Merlino and Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews during the launch of the Glasses for Kids program

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New initiative brings eye tests to schools

A new program to help children with undiagnosed vision problems will offer 30,000 primary school students free eye tests and glasses. Read more »

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Indigenous blindness gap halved

The blindness gap in Indigenous communities has been halved since 2008 due to the implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision project according to a new report. Read more »

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CSIRO trial sees GPs combat diabetic retinopathy

CSIRO has announced a telehealth trial that will see GPs screening patients for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »
Vision Initiative manager Dee Tumino (pictured middle) joined representatives from the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, ACO, VACCHO at the launch event

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Culturally appropriate resources aim to close 'eye-health gap'

A suite of resources has been launched in an effort to increase eye-health awareness and understanding amongst indigenous Australians. Read more »

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Researchers claim cataract removal more effective for glaucoma

UK researchers claim a surgical procedure to remove cataracts is more effective in treating primary angle-closure glaucoma than the traditional laser approach. Read more »

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