Australia’s nurses are at the centre of a survey that will create a snapshot of the eyecare nurse workforce and shape discussion about their future involvement in the sector. 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
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.