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New implant treatment for diabetic vision loss lands TGA clearance

A new intravitreal corticosteroid implant for diabetic macular oedema (DME) has withstood complex regulatory processes to secure approval in Australia. Read more »

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ACCC: HealthEngine wrongfully manipulated reviews; sold data

Australia’s consumer law watchdog is prosecuting online healthcare booking service HealthEngine. The company is accused of misleading and deceptive conduct over an information-sharing scheme with insurance brokers, as well as manipulating unfavorable patient reviews. Read more »

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Australian Specsavers head takes eyecare model global

Specsavers Australia and New Zealand optometry director Mr Peter Larsen, who was influential in the optical chain’s introduction to the local market, has been appointed to a newly created position in the UK. Read more »

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Shares soar as Australian AMD drug outperforms Lucentis

Melbourne-based biotech company Opthea has demonstrated that combination therapy involving its lead drug candidate OPT-302 is superior to standalone Lucentis treatment among neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients. Read more »

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MiSight continues to slow myopia

Five year results from the world’s longest-running clinical trial of paediatric contact lens wear has shown CooperVision’s MiSight 1 Day lens continues to slow myopia in children, even at older ages. Read more »

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Glaukos to acquire Avedro

Pioneer in micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) Glaukos has announced it will acquire US-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical technology developer Avedro. Read more »

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Life sciences leader joins Queensland Eye Institute board

The Queensland Eye Institute Foundation (QEIF) has appointed Australian life sciences industry leader Mr Mario Pennisi to its board of directors. Read more »

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Eye researchers vie for illustrious Eureka Prize

Lions Eye Institute (LEI)-led research that discovered a method to manage a life-threatening viral infection in transplant patients has been nominated for a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize. Read more »

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Laid-back attitude harming Australians’ vision

New research has found that Australians are hesitant to seek treatment for eye problems, and instead prefer to ignore symptoms or wait for issues to rectify themselves. Read more »

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New CPD requirements for Australian optometrists

The Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) has released updated continuing professional development (CPD) requirements that optometrists will need to meet in order to keep their registration. Read more »

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EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision deal confirmed

EssilorLuxottica has confirmed it will acquire a controlling interest in Dutch multi-national eyewear retailer GrandVision, vastly expanding the company’s retail presence Read more »

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New report: Needle continues to move on Indigenous eye health

New Australian government data has suggested Indigenous eye health is moving in a positive direction, however advocates warn greater investment is needed to address issues such as cataracts, refractive errors and diabetic vision loss. Read more »

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Optometry Australia holds firm on "confidential" membership number

Optometry Australia (OA) has defended its decision to keep its precise membership number a secret, following Insight’s investigation into transparency and governance practices at the peak industry body. Read more »

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VTI continues momentum with record-setting results

ASX-listed Visioneering Technologies (VTI) is on track to double its annual net revenue in 2019 as the company announced its official entry into the lucrative Asian eyecare market. Read more »

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Sudden departure prompts leadership change at Ellex

Experienced global healthcare executive Mr Ged Wallace has resigned as CEO of Ellex Medical Lasers, after serving just three and a half months in the role. Read more »

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