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WHO figures show progress made towards complete elimination of trachoma

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that significant progress has been made towards the global elimination of trachoma. Over the last 17 years, WHO reports that the number of people at risk of the diseases has fallen as much as 91%. Read more »
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Specsavers Audiology makes play for New Zealand market

Specsavers has taken its audiology business to New Zealand after its successful roll out to more than 100 Australian stores. Read more »

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EssilorLuxottica targets GrandVision takeover

EssilorLuxottica is in discussions to purchase a majority stake in GrandVision, the multi-national Dutch eyewear retailer with more than 7,000 stores worldwide. Read more »

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Fears acne mask might damage eyes

An acne-fighting facemask has been recalled in Australia following concerns that the light it emits might injure people with underlying eye conditions. Read more »

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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 »

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Oklahoma becomes next US state to lift ban on optometry practice in big-box stores

Legislation authorising optometrists to practice within big-box stores in the US state of Oklahoma will likely be given the green light, after eyecare providers fought retail giants to preserve their autonomy. Read more »

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Zenni celebrates 25 million pairs of glasses sold

California-based online eyewear retailer Zenni Optical has announced it has sold more than 25 million pairs of glasses during its 16-year history. In 2018 the company sold more than 5 million pairs, with gross earnings totaling US$214 million (AU$307 million). Read more »

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NBEO reaches settlement following alleged data breach

The American Optometry Association (AOA) has reported that the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) will allot a cash settlement fund of US$3.25 million (AU$4.66 m) as compensation to the approximately 61,000 people affected by an alleged 2016 data breach. Read more »

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General practitioner in India caught running eye clinic illegally

The Madras High Court in India has upheld its ruling of preventing general medial degree holders from practicing specialised medicine after it ordered the shut-down of an eye clinic in Chennai run by a general practitioner (GP). Read more »

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Fears AMD injections could cause glaucoma

Patients in British Columbia, Canada, will continue to receive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections despite concerns from the region’s medical community the treatment could be causing severe glaucoma. Read more »

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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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