1. Australia’s Bionic Eye

    Melanie Kell | 27 January 2016

    Three Australians with retinitis pigmentosa will be implanted with a bionic eye this year when the second clinical trial of an Australian developed and manufactured bionic eye commences. This trial will be supported by Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), a... Read More

  2. It’s No Holiday in Cambodia

    Melanie Kell | 24 November 2015

    I couldn’t imagine you’d ever see it in Australia… a surgeon calmly performing eye surgery next to another doing a caesarean section. The conditions in Cambodia are Spartan with surgeons working in dimly lit tiled rooms, darkened to... Read More

  3. Taking Control of Diabetic Eye Disease

    Melanie Kell | 27 October 2015

    Diabetes is now considered a global ‘pandemic’ by leading epidemiologists. Multiple associated complications – including diabetic eye disease – severely impact quality of life in our working age population and cost the economy billions ... Read More

  4. Living with Ushers

    Michelle Hauschild | 28 September 2015

    Edan Chapman was born with the rare genetic disorder known as Usher syndrome. He is – and always has been – profoundly Deaf. Now he is going slowly blind from retinitis pigmentosa. This is part one of a two-part story on Edan Chapman’s... Read More

  5. No More Glasses! (Not)

    Professor Nathan Efron | 28 September 2015

    As he approaches the end of his epic ophthalmic journey of retinopexy, cryopexy, vitrectomy and IOL surgery, Professor Nathan Efron rues the fact that he is still partially dependent on glasses. Forty-seven years. That’s a big chunk out of... Read More

  6. Professor Brien Holden

    Melanie Kell | 26 August 2015

    Professor Brien Holden was a giant within the global eye health community, his contributions extended across research, education, public health and social enterprise. Professor Holden was born on 6 January 1942 and passed away suddenly on Monday 27 July 2015. ... Read More

  7. The March of Myopia

    Annette Hoskin | 28 July 2015

    The incidence of global myopia is escalating sharply. People with high myopia, generally classified as greater than -5 dioptres, are at increased risk of retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and blindness. With almost 20 per cent of university-aged people... Read More

  8. The Patient Pathway Health Professionals Working...

    Melanie Kell | 24 June 2015

    Dr. Arthur Karagiannis was the ophthalmologist who led the notorious glaucoma management legal case against Optometry Board Australia (OBA). Yet ironically, this former President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) and now Vice President of... Read More

  9. Depression: The Dark Side of Vision Loss

    Melanie Kell | 25 May 2015

    An estimated one-third of older adults with vision loss report clinically significant depressive symptoms.1 Hardly surprising when you consider that in a recent Galaxy survey 47 per cent of Australians ranked loss of sight as the number one health concern,... Read More

  10. The Changing Face of Continuing Professional...

    Melanie Kell | 30 April 2015

    Five years ago, continuing professional development for optometry was preferred but not required. Five years ago, optometrists had around 300 CPD activities a year to choose from.Today optometrists can complete more than 750 online and in print courses,... Read More

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