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Insight responds to Optometry Australia: the facts

On 14 May Insight received correspondence from Mr Darrell Baker, president of Optometry Australia (OA), regarding an article detailing Woolworths Group’s plans to close Big W Optical. Read more »

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Australian study highlights ambiguity of blue light-blocking lenses

New research investigating Australian optometrists’ knowledge of blue light-blocking lenses has reaffirmed the inconclusive evidence supporting their use, with many practitioners attributing patient responses to placebo effects. Read more »

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New report warns of Australian childhood myopia crisis

A new report has highlighted the growing public health crisis of childhood myopia in Australia and New Zealand and laid the groundwork for the development of a new recommended standard of care. Read more »

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OPSM outperforms while EssilorLuxottica deadlock resolved

EssilorLuxottica appears to have resolved its governance crisis, while at the same time announcing that its Australian retail business contributed strongly to international sales. Read more »

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Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer

A plant commonly used as a Christmas ornament may hold the keys to slowing uveal melanoma, according to researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Magdeburg. Read more »

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Novartis purchases dry eye drug Xiidra in $7.5 billion deal

Novartis will acquire dry eye drug Xiidra from Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in a multi-billion dollar deal designed to reinforce the Swiss drug manufacturer’s ophthalmic portfolio. Read more »

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New research finds macula may be more prone to disease

Researchers from the Save Sight Institute (SSI) have discovered distinct differences in the shape and biology of Müller cells extracted from the macula and peripheral retina. Read more »

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RANZCO comments on ophthalmic device regulatory reforms

RANZCO has lodged submissions in response to two separate proposals by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), as the government body seeks to reform and align medical device regulations with the European Union (EU). Read more »
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Zeiss launches new ophthalmic visualisation technology

 Medical device manufacturer Carl Zeiss Meditec has unveiled new devices showcasing its latest breakthroughs in ophthalmic visualisation and imaging technologies. The announcement coincides with a major milestone for its SMILE laser surgery procedure. Read more »
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Ellex unveils Eye Prime diagnostic ultrasound

ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers has announced the market launch of Eye Prime, the company’s latest innovation in diagnostic ultrasound technology, after recently securing US regulatory clearance. Read more »

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Uncorrected myopia costs global economy AU$345 billion

A new study from the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has exposed myopia’s $345 billion annual strain on the global economy, a burden that could be offset by a one-off investment. Read more »

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Australian’s lack awareness of AMD’s hereditary links

Alarming new statistics from two Macula Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA)-commissioned surveys have found the majority of Australians are unaware of the familial risk associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

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Santen and Glaukos enter MIGS distribution agreement

Japanese ophthalmic company Santen has entered into an agreement that will see Glaukos exclusively distribute the MicroShunt Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) device throughout the US, assuming it passes US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trials. Read more »

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Lessons behind the demise of Big W Optical: 41 stores to close, 175 jobs affected

Woolworths Group has announced it will close its entire 41-store Big W Optical business. Following its 2007 launch, the chain failed to gain a foothold in Australia’s competitive high-volume optical market, or emulate the model employed by Walmart in the US. Read more »

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Ray-Ban sunglasses recalled over ‘cracking, breaking’ concerns

Australia’s consumer watchdog has issued a recall notice for Ray-Ban brown tortoiseshell sunglasses sold through Big W Optical, amid concerns the product’s lenses may break under pressure and cause ocular damage. Read more »

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