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Student creates and commercialises first standardised Arabic reading acuity chart

A graduate student at the University of Waterloo has developed the first standardised reading acuity chart in Arabic, overcoming challenges presented by the language’s complexity while ensuring it is consistent with the gold standard English version. Read more »
Optometrist Dr. Belinda R. Starkey (seated at the center) speaks to legislators in favor of House Bill 1251, which would allow optometrists to perform certain types of surgery. Bill sponsor state Rep. Jon S. Eubanks, R-Paris, (seated from left) and supporter Dr. David Cockrell listen to her.

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US state passes law to broaden optometry scope of practice

Arkansas is the latest US state to pass a controversial law that expands the optometry scope of practice, allowing primary eyecare professionals to perform several surgical procedures, including the use of ophthalmic lasers. Read more »

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Former US University professor accused of occular research heist worth US$1.5M

A US University has filed a lawsuit against a former professor, accusing him of stealing a graduate’s research to patent a new ocular drug that has since earned him US$1.5 million (AU$2.13 m). Read more »

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Dry eye disease to affect one in two urban Indians by 2030

Dry eye disease is set to affect more Indians than diabetes and heart attacks over the next decade, according to new research that predicts almost half of the nation’s urban population will suffer from the ocular disease. Read more »

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Shortage of ophthalmologists predicted in the UK

The UK’s Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has warned that the UK needs hundreds more ophthalmologists within the next two years to cover a severe staffing shortage, as the organisation fights misconceptions about the profession’s overall role in healthcare. Read more »

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FDA unveils 2019 blueprint after setting device approval record

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is this year broadening its framework to drive innovation, after approving a record number of medical devices in 2018, including several ophthalmic products. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
Balck ink tattoo

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US ophthalmologists draw link between black ink tattoos and uveitis

US ophthalmologists have treated a man believed to be the 16th reported case of tattoo-associated uveitis, a rare link eye doctors say warrants further research. Read more »

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Media links Lasik complications with 11 suicides

US ophthalmologists are attempting to quell fears after a series of media reports linked laser eye surgery complications with the self-inflected death of a prominent TV weather presenter and several other patients. Read more »

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European court approves off-label Avastin use for AMD following extended legal battle

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled the drug Avastin can be used off-label to treat eye disease, thwarting further attempts from competing drug company Novartis to block it from the European market. Read more »
Meditation lowered IOP by 25% in most patients

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Indian doctors find meditation helps treat glaucoma

Meditation can help lower eye pressure in glaucoma sufferers, according to an Indian study claiming to have revealed the most comprehensive link between the two. Read more »

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Novartis and Bayer to fight ‘unlawful’ UK court judgment allowing new AMD treatment

Pharmaceutical giants Novartis and Bayer are fighting a landmark court judgment allowing UK doctors to offer an unlicensed treatment that competes with their products. Read more »

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US hospital sued after baby dies following eye exam

The parents of a premature baby who allegedly contracted a fatal virus during an eye examination have sued a US hospital. Read more »

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