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  1. Lucentis Recommended for Diabetic Macular Edema...

    mivision | 26 August 2014

    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended that ranibizumab (Lucentis) be listed for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). The treatment is administered as a series of injections into the... Read More

  2. Practice Branded CL Ordering App

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Optometrists can offer customers the convenience of ordering contact lenses through their own branded app or web store. ‘Next Contacts’ is a new mobile application developed by Sydney-based mobile commerce developer Touch to Buy in partnership... Read More

  3. Allergan Files Valeant Lawsuit

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court by Allergan against Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Pershing Square Capital Management, and its principal, William A. Ackman citing insider trading, engagement in fraudulent practices and failure to disclose... Read More

  4. Optoms and Ophthals to Help Prevent Depression

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Increased collaborations between optometry, ophthalmology,rehabilitation, behavioural psychology and psychiatry could halve levels of depression among AMD patients, according to a study published in Ophthalmology. Julie Heraghty, CEO of Macular Disease... Read More

  5. Glaucoma Education Now Online

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Some medications containing alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists can potentially increase the likelihood of serious complications during cataract, glaucoma or some forms of refractive surgery in susceptible patients. RANZCO has advised the most commonly... Read More

  6. Bi-annual Eye Screening a Must to Detect Glaucoma

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Glaucoma Australia does not support the federal government’s proposed change to Medicare funded eye screening which would see asymptomatic people under 65 only entitled to a Medicare rebateable comprehensive eye examination every three years as opposed... Read More

  7. Blood-Borne Virus Consultation

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Eye health professionals are being asked for their feedback on draft guidelines, designed to ensure health practitioners infected with blood-borne infectious diseases do not compromise patient safety. The proposed guidelines allow health practitioners... Read More

  8. AUSCRS 2014: A Focus on Achieving Emmetropia

    mivision. Photos by Todd Tai | 23 August 2014

    The 18th annual AUSCRS Conference in late July has been hailed as “the best ever” in terms of content, attendance and participation, with 395 delegates travelling to Port Douglas in Queensland from around Australia, New Zealand, the United States, ... Read More

  9. FineVision IOLs Launched

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Bausch and Lomb has launched FineVision and FineVision Toric Intraocular Lenses to Australian ophthalmologists – positioning it as a trifocal diffractive intraocular lens that can be used to treat presbyopia and cataract. The IOLs were launched at... Read More

  10. OA Launches Fee Calculator

    mivision | 23 August 2014

    Optometry Australia has launched a calculator to enable optometrists to determine appropriate fees to charge for services or procedures that fall outside Medicare. The tool can be used to calculate fees for procedures such as foreign body removal and services ... Read More

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