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  1. Corneal Hysteresis Glaucoma Progression

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Corneal hysteresis measurements can be used as one of the prognostic factors for the progression of glaucoma, independent of corneal thickness or intraocular pressure, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Lead... Read More

  2. Australian Treatment for Wet AMD to be Trialled

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    An Australian company is moving to clinical trials of a drug which, when combined with Lucentis or Eylea, could improve outcomes for people living with wet (neovascular) age related macular degeneration. OPT-302 is under development by Circadian Technologies, ... Read More

  3. Restricted Driving Fewer Accidents

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    People with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) who avoid driving in high-risk situations are less likely to be involved in motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) than those who do not, according to a study published in Optometry and Vision Science. The study... Read More

  4. 3D Imaging to Manage Thyroid Eye Disease

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Researchers are studying whether a tool used for 3D facial imaging can help improve manage thyroid eye disease (TED). TED is an inflammatory disease of the fat and muscle at the back of the eye, which can compress the optic nerve. It can also cause... Read More

  5. Jennifer Gersbeck Joins IAPB Board

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has been appointed to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Board. Other Australians on the IAPB Board include Brian Doolan, CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Professor Brien Holden, head ... Read More

  6. Wireless Tear Production for Dry Eye

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Two tiny wireless devices, being tested for their ability to stimulate natural tear production in patients with dry eye, have been welcomed with caution by Australian eye health specialists. The devices have been designed to deliver micro-electrical pulses to ... Read More

  7. CooperVision Appoints Global VP

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Dr. Gary Orsborn, has been appointed Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs based out of the company’s Fairport office in New York. In this role, he is responsible for the continued development and management of the company’s... Read More

  8. Optoms Take Medicare Changes In Stride

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Optometrists are embracing changes to Medicare that they say have encouraged them to begin charging patients an appropriate fee for service. Total Eyecare optometrist and former national president of Optometrists Association Australia (now Optometry... Read More

  9. Welch Allyn Acquires Hubble

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Medical diagnostic device company Welch Allyn, Inc. has recognised a new direction in eye screening, acquiring Hubble Telemedical, Inc., a privately-held healthcare company that enables remote diabetic retinopathy screening and analysis in primary care and... Read More

  10. Australian Face Shapes Redefined

    mivision | 26 February 2015

    Traditional typologies used to describe Australian face shapes are archaic and do not reflect the diversity of the country’s population, according to world leading facial recognition scientist Dr. Kendra Schmid, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at... Read More

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