A study conducted at a prominent research university has found patient visits were 28 minutes shorter on average after systemic changes to its workflow, including the implementation of decentralised optomap imaging. Read more
Australian researchers have led the development of a promising new genetic test for glaucoma that can potentially identify 15-times more people at high risk of glaucoma than an existing genetic test. Read more
New infrared night vision technology that is extremely lightweight, cheap and easy to mass produce could be applied to standard glasses and make it safer to drive at night, Australian researchers claim. Read more
A new paper comparing axial elongation differences among untreated myopes, myopes fitted with a control contact lens and emmetropes has helped further the understanding of myopia control efficacy in the context of normal childhood eye growth. Read more
The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA)’s first-ever social impact survey has revealed a quarter of patients have low levels of knowledge of their condition, with roughly the same proportion less than happy with the explanation of their disease by their eyecare professional.
An optometrist’s research at Flinders University has established a link between myopia and poor sleep quality due to increased screen time. Read more
Clinical trials for an eye test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease before it damages the brain could be under way in less than two years, according to world-first research led by Western Sydney University. Read more
Three Australian academics in a group of global myopia experts have contributed to a collection of white papers presenting the latest research, recommendations and updates in the field.
New Australian research has revealed that many optometrists are struggling with their mental health, with those in the early stages of their career particularly susceptible. Read more
The term ‘quarantine myopia’ has been coined to describe what appears to be a worsening of the condition in many paediatric patients due to lockdowns across the world. RHIANNON BOWMAN asks whether Australian optometrists and parents should be worried. Read more