The Save Sight Institute’s Professor Stephanie Watson has been recognised as one of the world’s top 100 female ophthalmologists. Read more
A new study involving Moorfields Eye Hospital has found people who consume alcohol moderately have a lower chance of developing cataracts that require surgery, especially if they consume wine. Read more
The managing director of one of Australia’s pre-eminent eye research institutions is a leading scientist behind experiments on mice that have shown promise for developing new gene therapies for both glaucoma and dementia. Read more
The latest snapshot of medical training in Australia has revealed ophthalmology ranks highly in terms of trainees recommending their position to other doctors, but bullying, harassment, discrimination and long work hours remain a concern for the profession.
Flinders University and the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation (QEIF) have formed a new partnership to create a world-first international registry for lymphoma in the eye. Read more
A new diabetic eye clinic for children in Western Australia, which opened last month, is part of the Lions Eye Institute’s first major clinical-research platform for children’s eye health.
Device Technologies has introduced a new surgical laser system that allows cataract surgeons to perform highly accurate and consistent capsulotomies in less than one third of a second, ensuring precise size, circularity and position. Read more
Australian researchers have contributed to a new paper offering one of the most comprehensive reviews into the future of contact lenses, with predictions the medical device will extend beyond refractive correction to detect disease, deliver drugs, and incorporate microelectronics to enhance vision in real time. Read more
Organisers of Milan’s eyewear trade show MIDO have announced this year’s event will run in an online format, with the in-person edition not to take place until early 2022. Read more
Australia’s largest provider of low vision services is disappointed it has to act as the government’s “accessibility watchdog” after its community had trouble accessing a new online COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker that it says failed to meet basic standards. Read more