Government advisors have recommended minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) should be publicly funded as a standalone procedure, following extensive campaigning from Australia’s ophthalmic community. Read more
The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is strengthening its ties with Indonesian researchers following the successful launch of a new glaucoma drainage device produced for only one-tenth of the cost of competing products. Read more
Using the same technique that prevents stars from ‘twinkling’ in telescopic images, researchers have captured the first undistorted microscopic images of the trabecular meshwork. Read more
Specsavers has completed its world-first initiative to incorporate optical coherence tomography (OCT) into the standard eye exam of every Australian patient, with the technology now installed in all of the company’s practices. Read more
Associate professor Simon Skalicky has been announced as Glaucoma Australia’s (GA) new president as the organisation aims to continue its recent success of reaching the country’s glaucoma patients. Read more
A new research project examining the proteins that circulate in the eye’s fluids has the potential to pave the way for a test to diagnose glaucoma that doesn’t rely on intraocular pressure.
US biomedical researchers have developed a self-clearing glaucoma drainage device that uses vibration technology to disperse harmful micro-organisms. Read more