A new formulation of the Jetrea intravitreal injection has been listed on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), replacing the current powder form of the drug. 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.
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 protein in the eye has been identified as being capable, in high enough levels, of preventing diabetic retinopathy. The discovery paves the way for a new treatment that has the potential to reverse the condition’s progress.
Donor tissue might no longer be necessary for corneal disease patients following the world’s first successful transplant created from induced pulripotent (iPS) cells. 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
An international consortium involving Australian researchers has identified two genes that cause the rare ocular condition macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel 2). Read more
Lions Eye Institute (LEI) scientists have trumped leading-edge research into electric fields and quantum mechanics to claim the coveted Eureka Prize for Scientific Research. Read more
Expansion of the Indigenous eye health workforce and greater provision of eyecare in Aboriginal-controlled health services will be possible under a new $40 million plan announced by The Fred Hollows Foundation. Read more