New research has revealed for the first time the number of Australian families affected by genetic mutations that cause Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a genetic eye disease so rare that some ophthalmologists may have never encountered a case. Read more
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has released a position paper advocating for new measures that prevent medical practitioners who haven’t completed accredited surgical training from including ‘surgeon’ in their title. Read more
One of Australia’s largest optical dispensing training providers is urging employers to capitalise on a trainee wage subsidy by February – before it lapses – which could double as a key recruitment tool as demand for staff ramps up at the end of the year.
A new study of youth-onset type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people across northern Australia has uncovered what is arguably the highest prevalence reported in any youth population globally within the past 25 years. Read more
The Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association (ODMA) has confirmed dates for next year’s marquee optical event OSHOW2022, which is returning to take place in Sydney after last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. Read more
Welcome to People on the move – November 2021, Insight’s monthly bulletin to keep the Australian ophthalmic sector updated on new appointments and personnel changes. Read more
There are concerns day surgeries and their ophthalmic patients may bear additional costs under newly proposed reforms of the Prostheses List (PL) that would see the removal of consumables involved in elective surgeries, such as intraocular fluids.
New analysis conducted by leading Australian research institutes has found cutting wait times for cataract surgery to three months could significantly reduce the number of avoidable falls and save the health system millions of dollars. Read more
The commission responsible for developing Australia’s first Cataract Clinical Care Standard has responded to criticism over the document and says it was “perplexed” when RANZCO and the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) changed their stance to no longer offer their endorsement. Read more
The inventors of a new rapid screening test for glaucoma that could help advance early detection of the disease are seeking a commercial partner ahead of a clinical trial planned for 2022. Read more