Insight has been acquired by Prime Creative Media, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the publication’s long-running history. Read more
A joint Australian-Brazilian research project has for the first time identified the molecular mechanism behind the characteristic retinal lesions and tissue loss associated with toxoplasma parasite infections. 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
Controversial plans to dramatically reduce the rebate for intravitreal injections and also allow non-ophthalmologists to perform the procedure have divided Australia’s eyecare sector, with advocacy bodies considering the implications for patients. Read more
Australian research comparing Carl Zeiss’ SITA-Standard and SITA-Faster algorithms has concluded the latter saves time and is just as accurate when testing glaucoma patients, despite producing a higher rate of false-positive results.
Australian researchers are applying artificial intelligence (AI) technology to optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans in a project designed to provide clinicians with more specific details of an eye’s choroidal tissue. Read more
A new Australian study linking low vitamin D levels with uveitis has suggested investigating whether supplements could help prevent a relapse of the condition in at-risk patients.
Australia’s ophthalmic sector has been urged to rally behind the KeepSight diabetes eye check reminder program and speak with a single voice, as the campaign continues to develop both in terms of momentum and registrations.
The national health regulator has produced a new video that features a surgeon talking through the stress and anxiety of a patient complaint notification, in a bid to assist others in the same predicament. Read more
Australian researchers have developed a world-first eye scan technology that can identify changes in the retina and predict the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Read more