Specsavers has named 10 Australian and four New Zealand stores as finalists for the annual Doug Perkins Award. Read more
A study conducted at a prominent research university has found patient visits were 28 minutes shorter on average after systemic changes to its workflow, including the implementation of decentralised optomap imaging. Read more
MIGS has triggered a shift in the glaucoma paradigm, enabling surgical intervention that bridges the gap between medical management and invasive surgery. While much of the focus has been on stent-based procedures, DR NATHAN KERR says surgeons should be excited by an entirely different approach by Australia’s Nova Eye Medical.
NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant’s use of eye appointments as an example of activities that can be deferred during the lockdown has prompted the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) to warn patients they should seek advice from an eyecare professional first. Read more
The Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (EBAANZ) has redesigned its logo and launched a new look website as part of a rebrand announced this week. Read more
An interim decision to allow a new buying group to collectively negotiate contracts with healthcare providers is a defining moment in Australian healthcare, says the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO), which is spearheading a challenge against the introduction of “US-style managed care”. Read more
Eyes Right Optical has moved to 100% compostable courier bags for deliveries as the company continues to expand its sustainable practices. Read more
Oral therapeutics, intravitreal injections and telehealth MBS items are among six areas Optometry Australia is calling for change so the nation’s “seriously under-utilised” optometric workforce can combat urgent issues looming over the eyecare sector. Read more
Triumphant tales of community-based trachoma programs in Western Australia have featured in a newly launched storybook, highlighting the importance of primary prevention against the disease that predominantly affects Indigenous communities. Read more
RANZCO’s fundraising division the Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) has this month launched its 2021 JulEye campaign, reminding Australians of the eye health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption.