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  1. OSO Congress to be Hosted in Australia

    mivision | 25 May 2016

    The 12th Congress of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) and fifth Congress of the International Academy of Orthokeratology (IAO) will take place in Australia at Surfers Paradise this September. The Congress has attracted speakers from around the... Read More

  2. Jennifer Gersbeck Leaving Vision 2020

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    Jennifer Gersbeck is to join The Fred Hollows Foundation as Director of Global Partnerships and Advocacy after 11 and a half years as CEO of Vision 2020. In a statement, Ms. Gersbeck said, “I’m proud of what has been achieved through the hard work ... Read More

  3. Better Eyecare: New Player in Optometry Market

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    A second new optometry group has emerged in the wake of the April launch of George and Matilda by former Luxottica CEO Chris Beer. Better Eyecare is an Australian company with plans to aggregate existing profitable practices into a new group that will compete ... Read More

  4. OPT-302 Meets Safety Objective

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    OPT-302 has shown to be safe and well-tolerated as a monotherapy and in combination with Lucentis in a Phase 1 dose escalation clinical trial in 20 patients with wet age-related macular degeneration at 14 sites across the United States. The dose escalation... Read More

  5. Luxottica Rules Out Merger with Essilor

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    Luxottica plans to invest and build new lens manufacturing facilities near its existing distribution centres, but has ruled out mergers or acquisitions with Essilor or Zeiss. In a statement to shareholders, Luxottica Chief Executive Massimo Vian said,... Read More

  6. Calcium Associated with AMD

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    Delegates at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in early May have heard that patients with a higher level of dietary and supplementary calcium intake showed a lower incidence of progression of late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ... Read More

  7. Promising Treatment for ROP

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    Sydney ophthalmologist Dr. Caroline Catt has welcomed findings from a study into the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity presented at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus meeting. Dr. Terry S. Kang reported that a... Read More

  8. Dieters Warned Against Sun Eating

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    Sun eating – the “very alarming” practice of looking into the sun in an effort to lose weight – is gaining popularity in Hong Kong. The belief among sun eaters is that by gazing into the sun, your eyes will absorb calorie free energy... Read More

  9. ‘Open Your Eyes,’ Says ProVision

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    ProVision Australia has launched an Open Your Eyes preventive eye care campaign highlighting the dangers of not having a regular eye examination every two years. The campaign was promoted by findings reported in an Eye Health Report Card compiled by Vision... Read More

  10. Gene Study Fast-Tracked for Battens

    mivision | 24 May 2016

    In the first gene therapy of its kind in humans, a clinical trial has begun at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio to evaluate a new investigative treatment for victims of a rare neurodegenerative disorder, Batten disease CLN6. The study is funded ... Read More

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