Welcome to ‘People on the move’, Insight’s monthly bulletin to keep the Australian ophthalmic sector updated on new appointments and personnel changes. Read more
Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth has joined forces with The University of Western Australia (UWA) to create an inaugural endowment fund to establish a UWA Chair in Optometry Translational Research. Read more
A stem cell expert at the University of Sydney, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), has been awarded almost half a million dollars to develop stem cell derived-retinal organoids to test genetic therapies. Read more
RANZCO’s fundraising division the Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) has this month launched its 2021 JulEye campaign, reminding Australians of the eye health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
Thousands of optometrists across four states and territories have had varying limits placed on their ability to practise as Australia fights COVID-19 outbreaks on numerous fronts. Read more
The first corneal allogenic intrastromal ring segment (CAIRS) surgery in Australia has been performed at the Queensland Eye Institute (QEI), paving the way to better sight for keratoconus patients.
More than 60 representatives from the eye health and vision care sector gathered in Canberra last week to mark the 21st anniversary of Vision 2020 Australia with a celebratory dinner. Read more
Rugby league legend Wally Lewis has battled through broken arms, and fractured legs and cheekbones, but it was a bout of corneal erosion and dry eye disease that almost brought the Queenslander to his knees. Read more
Monash University is implementing a new program to train Mildura-based doctors and medical students in ophthalmology to improve the eye health of local children. Read more
The International Myopia Institute (IMI) has appointed the UK’s Professor James Wolffsohn as its chief scientist, following the retirement of Professor Earl Smith. Read more