Optometrists back Aussie-developed AI system

Australian optometrists are reporting positive results with a homegrown clinical decision support tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse retinal images for features of the major blinding eye diseases. Read more

MDFA-hosted AMD webinar offering 1.5 CPD hours

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is inviting Australian eye health professionals to join ophthalmologist Associate Professor Wilson Heriot for a webinar focusing geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more

Biotech tax cut and trachoma feature in Federal Budget

A tax cut for medical and biotech companies generating income from new patents developed in Australia, a further expansion of a traineeship wage subsidy and $19.1 million towards trachoma elimination are the main 2021-22 Federal Budget announcements affecting the ophthalmic sector. Read more

Fears new buying group could limit patient freedom

The creep of US-style managed care in Australia and reduced competition in the optical market are among major concerns raised with the competition watchdog as it considers the formation of a new buying group to collectively negotiate contracts with healthcare providers.

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