Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) has announced its new CEO, Ms Ilsa Hampton, after what the organisation described as an intense recruitment process. Read more
A three-month study of a bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation, paving the way towards human trials. Read more
RANZCO has formed a united front with other Australasian medical colleges calling for the Federal Government to devise an urgent plan to protect Australians and the healthcare system from the impacts of climate change. Read more
Specsavers has released limited-edition frames featuring indigenous art as part of its joint effort with The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. Read more
The vitreoretinal surgeon who performed Australia’s first Luxturna gene therapy has described the intricacy of the procedure, while hailing the team effort that has resulted in profound vision improvements for patients, including one who reported seeing stars for the first time.
Vision Australia is keen to remind practitioners about the various funding options for blind and low vision patients, which it says can be “daunting” to remember in time poor and constrained clinical environments.
RANZCO is set to launch a new continuing professional development (CPD) framework a full year before new Medical Board of Australia (MBA)-mandated learning requirements come into effect. Read more
Researchers from the Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) and UNSW have published a new review demonstrating visual field testing in early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) reveals statistically significant, but not clinically relevant, differences in visual function. Read more
RANZCO has highlighted the intensifying pressure on regionally based private ophthalmologists in NSW – potentially sending some into early retirement – due to a lack of state government funding for outpatient services in most communities. Read more
Outgoing ProVision CEO Mr Steven Johnston believes the future of independent optometry in Australia is bright if practices continue to embrace technology that allows the time to offer a patient experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else. Read more