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
A mother’s moving speech about her sons’ blinding genetic condition has prompted a prominent Perth family to donate $750,000 for a stem cell robot at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI). Read more
Eight Australian researchers are taking their projects to the next level with a share of more than $1 million in research funding from Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA). 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
Australia’s first clinical trials of an investigational gene therapy for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has commenced at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). Read more
A new cataract surgery survey conducted through RANZCO has reaffirmed the gulf between the private and public systems, as well as a snapshot of surgeons’ perceptions of Snellen acuity and controversial simultaneous bilateral cataract procedures. Read more
New data published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO) has shown Hoya’s MiyoSmart lens continued to slow myopia progression in children after three years, while patients who switched from single vision lenses had a significant slowdown in their condition. Read more