Global plans for Sydney start-up

Sydney-based start-up Dresden Optics, which only sells one style of glasses, has secured AU$4 million in investment capital to take the brand global.Founder...

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...

New river blindness drug approved

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved moxidectin as the first new treatment for river blindness in 20 years, adding new ammunition...

US$5M gift to support vision research

Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia has been given US$5 million to establish a new vision research centre, named after philanthropists Vickie and Jack Farber,...

Deformation may predict glaucoma prognosis

A recent Seoul University study has found a link between how much the lamina cribrosa - a thin, sieve-like portion of sclera at the base of the optic disc...

Essilor Luxottica delay

Essilor and Luxottica have announced an extension to the July 31 of the deadline for finalising the merger of the two companies, but remain optimistic...

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