Artificial intelligence is being used to extract hidden information from retinal images of patients with birdshot uveitis, in a hope it could lead to more timely diagnosis for the rare condition. Read more
A new imaging system capable of cancelling out the chromatic aberrations present in a person’s eye promises to provide more accurate assessments of both vision and eye health. Read more
Optometrists are being urged to carefully manage patient expectations when prescribing new spectacles and contact lenses, as well as improve their communication, following a formal assessment of complaints made to the national health regulator. Read more
Using the same technique that prevents stars from ‘twinkling’ in telescopic images, researchers have captured the first undistorted microscopic images of the trabecular meshwork. Read more
The University of Melbourne is recruiting optometrists to test new clinical tools, as well as an auditing system, it has developed for management of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more
A potential biomarker located in the eye for a debilitating complication of diabetes could be the key to future development of a new point-of-care screening device. Read more
Specsavers has completed its world-first initiative to incorporate optical coherence tomography (OCT) into the standard eye exam of every Australian patient, with the technology now installed in all of the company’s practices. Read more
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 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.
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.