Royal Society welcomes Prof McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, chair of ophthalmology at the University of Auckland, has capped off a year of honorary mentions by being made a fellow of the...

OA releases 20-year plan

Optometry Australia (OA) has released its 20-year vision for optometry in Australia. Optometry 2040 taking control of your future, saying the 20-year agenda...

New diabetes-related blindness treatment?

Australian scientists have developed a new drug, which has worked on mice, to mend the damaged retinal barrier (BRB) and reduce vascular leakage, to potentially...

Metformin protects against AMD?

A new study suggests metformin, commonly used to treat diabetes, can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, with researchers from Taiwan...

Australia beckons Dr Dai

Well-known paediatric ophthalmology specialist Dr Shuan Dai has been lured across the ditch to become director of ophthalmology at Children’s Health Queensland...

AAO plans museum

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) plans to construct the world’s first public vision and eye health museum to highlight the rich history of medical...

2018 contact lens prescribing trends

The 19th annual survey of Australian contact lens prescribing, conducted by Optometry Australia (OA) between January and April 2018, shows an increase...

Glucose-monitoring smart lens on hold

Verily and Alcon have announced they are putting their work on a smart contact lens to monitor glucose levels through the tear film on hold, saying there...

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