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...

Fly eyes link DNMBP to congenital cataracts

A new study has found compelling evidence that links dynamin-binding protein (DNMBP) to congenital bilateral cataracts and severe vision loss. “We were...

Introducing the KinD21 project

“…should we institute collagen cross-linking on a routine basis, which would eliminate the need for multiple examinations under anaesthesia, anaesthesia...

New LEI centre for juvenile macular disease

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Western Australia (WA) is creating a Centre of Research Excellence in Juvenile Macular Disease to spotlight an important...

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