Making a stand for MBGS under Medicare

Advances in glaucoma stent technology far outstripped the Medicare schedule early on, creating a disconnect that had far-reaching consequences. As Australia marks World Glaucoma Week this 7-13 March, Insight traces the turbulent MBGS journey that’s now considered an ophthalmology success story.

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Public MIGS funding a step closer for iTrack in Australia

Nova Eye Medical has announced an application to secure public funding for its iTrack ab-interno canaloplasty as a standalone minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedure in Australia has formally progressing to the third and final stage of the assessment process. Read more

Is cannabis a treatment for glaucoma?

Medicinal cannabis is often presented as an alternative treatment for glaucoma. Although there is evidence that cannabis lowers intraocular pressure, its role as a viable glaucoma therapy is limited by a short duration of action, psychotropic effects, and possible tachyphylaxis.

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