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  1. Revo, BHVI and Bono Partner for Sight

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Eyewear brand Revo, U2 lead singer Bono and Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) have partnered to help prevent vision impairment and blindness in more than five million people by 2020. The initiative, entitled “Buy Vision,... Read More

  2. Vuzix Prescription Lenses

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are available for the first time in a prescription capable safety glass format. Industry leader Rochester Optical launched its ANSI (American National Standards Institute) rated safety glasses for the Vuzix M100. The safety glasses... Read More

  3. Stem Cell Breakthrough for Retinal Degeneration

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    A team of researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered that mature eye cells called rod photoreceptor cells are better at producing retinal cells than fibroblastderived cells generated from skin. The findings could significantly... Read More

  4. OCT for Stroke Detection

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the potential to reveal how blood flows in the brain during stroke, providing information that could someday guide new treatments and reduce stroke-induced damage to the brain. Researchers at University of Washington... Read More

  5. Get Involved: World Sight Day Challenge

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Eye care professionals, their staff, patients, industry partners and students of optometry are asked to turn their attention to the 600 million people around the world who are needlessly vision impaired. Now in its ninth year, the World Sight Day Challenge,... Read More

  6. Bevacizumab Safe for ROP

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Intravitreal bevacizumab appears to be safe in preterm infants for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. A nine year, multicentre study performed in Mexico, Chile and India focused on systemic and adverse events, and included 418 eyes of 262 infants. Mean... Read More

  7. Apology Etiquette Research Revealed

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Research from Edith Cowan University has shown patients respond better to a more detailed apology that focuses on them – rather than on the surgeon – in the event of an adverse medical event. However any apology was viewed more positively than... Read More

  8. New Look Optometry Board and Chairman

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Ian Bluntish, principal optometrist at Holdfast Bay Optometry at Glenelg, South Australia, has been appointed Chairman of the Optometry Board of Australia, commencing 31 August. Mr. Bluntish has served as both state and national President of Optometry... Read More

  9. Macular Disease Treatment Survey

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    Eye specialists are increasingly using anti-VEGFs, and switching treatments earlier for nonresponders, according to the 2015 American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Preferences and Trends survey. The survey found a growing consensus on treat-and-extend... Read More

  10. World First Bionic Eye for Macular Degeneration

    mivision | 26 August 2015

    A man in his 80s is the first person in the world with dry age related macular degeneration to have a bionic eye successfully implanted and activated. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System ("Argus II") has been developed by United States company Second Sight ... Read More

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