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
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
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
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
Melbourne researchers have identified an additional seven regions in the human genome that increase the risk of macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), with one particular mutation raising the likelihood of the condition five-fold. Read more
Two Australian ophthalmologists are repurposing a common cholesterol-lowering drug into a topical ocular therapy for dry eye and blepharitis, which was given to a patient as part of an initial trial who went 90 seconds without blinking.