New appointments – April 2018

Optique Line NZ new account manager

Space Station ocular outcomes

Space flight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) is a known phenomenon impacting astronauts who spend time aboard the International Space Station,...

Retina scans and AI detect heart disease

Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily are assessing a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning and retina scans.Using...

Haiti opens optometry school

Haiti opens optometry schoolAfter almost five years of planning, the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti has opened welcoming 17 new students onto...

Essilor-Lux merger and other related news

The proposed merger of international eyecare heavyweights, Essilor and Luxottica, is all but a done deal after being unconditionally cleared by both the...

Start-up makes vision care more accessible

After six years in development, eight product iterations and clinical studies involving 1,500 patients across five countries, a Massachusetts Institute...

Collaboration helps glaucoma care

A collaborative clinic at the University of New South Wales Centre for Eye Health, where optometrists and ophthalmologists work side-by-side, is providing...

Artificial photoreceptors restore sight

A Fudan University team in China has developed artificial photoreceptors to replace diseased and no longer functioning rod and cone cells within the retina.A...

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