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Can we close the gap by 2020?

In 2008, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults had 6x more blindness than other Australians. The leading cause was unoperated cataract followed by uncorrected refractive error, diabetic retinopathy and trachoma. One third had never had an eye exam. Read more

Managing your wage compliance

“If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance,” former US deputy attorney general Paul McNulty once said. JULIE LARKIN explains what Fair Work expects from practices.

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The way forward in 2020

Orthoptics Australia is starting 2020 with a new board and structure, giving the organisation an opportunity to review its priorities. President JANE SCHULLER outlines five she would like to focus on. Read more

Linking patients with Indigenous artists

Late last year I launched Jukurrpa Designs, a collection of frames inspired by Australian Aboriginal Artwork. The feedback I’ve received on the designs has been fantastic so far, but getting to this point was a very long journey. Read more

Preparing for the worst

It doesn’t take too much for a healthcare practice to have its service disrupted. KAREN CROUCH explains how business continuity planning can mitigate the potential for damage. Read more

Brain pressure and eye pressure linked

In a finding that may have significant implications for how glaucoma is diagnosed and managed, researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) have found that both eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected. Read more