BOptom grad ratios increase

A study by Deakin University and Coopervision has revealed that between 2011 and 2019, the number of registered optometrists in Australia increased by...

Driving equitable access to DR screening

As part of the eye health community’s push to improve eyecare among Kiwis with diabetes, a new study has been launched to examine the eyecare pathway for Māori,...

Printable CL sensor to replace ERGs?

An all-printed, stretchable corneal sensor built on commercially available disposable soft contact lenses (CLs), which could supplant electroretinogram...

Māori eye health action plan

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has finished talking to key stakeholders in Aotearoa and is drafting an action...

New anti-allergy CLs

The first vision-correction contact lens (CL) to relieve allergic eye itch has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Ethnic divergence in glaucoma

A report by Professor Xiulan Zhang and Dr Fei Li at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, China, has highlighted the racial differences in the density of macular...

Cannabis smokers unaware of vision impact

Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision, yet more than 90% of users believe it has no or very little effect on their vision, a new study has found.   With...

FLIO reveals unseen retinal detail

A review of the use of fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) has shown it offers exceptional detail that can aid early diagnoses and monitoring...

Human eye webcam, anyone?

German researchers have developed a webcam that not only looks like a human eye but can realistically imitate its movement.   "The goal of our project...

OPSM welcomes new grads

OPSM has welcomed 17 new graduates to its New Zealand network, kicking off their OPSM journey with the company’s annual Eye Launch graduate-induction conference...

OA: new infection control guidelines

Optometry Australia (OA) has updated its 2016 infection control guidelines for optometrists to improve staff and patient safety, particularly during the...

Understanding practice business costs

To help practices with benchmarking and inform future policies, University of Auckland BOptom student Georgia Cheng is conducting a study into optometry...

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