Successful robot-assisted eye surgery

Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted...

500% increase in MMD VI by 2050?

By 2050 there is likely to be a fivefold increase in vision impairment (VI) due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) because of the growing prevalence...

Oranges ward off macular degeneration?

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges.Researchers...

Ophthalmologists' and surgeons' agreement

A partnership agreement aimed at building respect and improving patient safety has been signed between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)...

Melanoma blood test a step closer

The world’s first blood test for melanoma, which can diagnose melanoma skin cancers earlier and more accurately than currently possible, is one step closer...

Chairside reference for diabetes

Australia’s Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) has created a chairside reference which optometrists can download, print and keep handy, to help them manage diabetic...

Smart lens monitors glaucoma

A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression. Researchers from Columbia...

Myopia progression not due to IOP?

A new study reported in the British Journal of Ophthalmology shows myopia progression in a group of Chinese school children monitored over two years was...

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