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Brien Holden Institute chairman resigns

Professor Brian Layland has resigned as chairman and director of the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI). His decision to step down from the high-profile charity follows weeks of confusion surrounding a $1 million payment to a long serving staff member. Read more »

Report
The ever-increasing cost of glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of Australia’s most infamous sight threatening conditions, yet despite a mountain of work from researchers and public health advocates, we’re still struggling to contain its inexorable rise. RICHARD CHIU investigates what is being done to fight this silent vision thief and why this work is so important. Read more »

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Plotting a course along the treacherous glaucoma pathway

It’s been less than nine months since Annie Gibbins took over as CEO of Glaucoma Australia, but as MATTHEW WOODLEY reports, that’s been more than enough time to enact significant change in the pursuit of her overall goal. Read more »

Soapbox
Invest to create value (and profits)

Corporate optometry businesses have changed the Australian market. I often speak to independent optometrists who want to know how to win in this market.  Read more »

Lenses
Near insets for ophthalmic lenses

While the facial measurements used in dispensing are well established, the derivations and purpose driving them are often poorly understood. GRANT HANNAFORD explores this topic in a two-part series. Read more »

Report
The future of research on display at the SOVS

Higher degree research students within UNSW’s School of Optometry and Vision Science presented densely packed summaries of their projects in a fast and furious four-day schedule in mid-July. LEWIS WILLIAMS showcases the highlights. Read more »

Report
SDC2: Specsavers Nationwide Dispensers' Conference 2018

Following a successful first outing in 2017, the Specsavers Dispensing Conference once again embarked on a four-city lecture tour in August. LEWIS WILLIAMS was in attendance, both as a speaker and also to detail some of the event’s proceedings. Read more »

International
UK optometrist banned for sexually harassing patients

A UK optometrist has been banned from the profession after he sexually harassed two patients. Read more »

International
Million-dollar fraud nets prison term for eyecare provider

An eyecare provider has been sentenced to federal prison after a jury found her guilty of 29 counts of healthcare fraud totalling more than US$1.2 million (AU$1.64 m). Read more »

Tech
Colour-changing sensor can detect signs of eye damage

A new point-of-care colour-changing sensor that can rapidly detect a key indicator of eye trauma could soon improve outcomes for patients. Read more »

Tech
Algorithm able to diagnose AMD as well as human specialists

An artificial intelligence (AI) machine-learning algorithm can detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as accurately as human specialists, Johns Hopkins University researchers have said. Read more »

Company
Lens and optical instruments boost Essilor revenue

High lens and optical instrument sales pushed French optical giant Essilor to revenue of €3.72 billion (AU$5.98 b) for the first half of 2018, a 4.4% increase at constant currencies on 2017. Read more »


 

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