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A forum to face challenges and celebrate success

A forum to face challenges and celebrate success

Sarah Davies

Sarah blogs about the passionate discussions and presentations at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Coordination Forum held in Melbourne on 23 June 2014. Read more →

Reflections on orthoptics on World Orthoptic Day

Reflections on orthoptics on World Orthoptic Day

Sue Silveira

Although many people don’t know what the word orthoptics means, all it takes is to ask a couple of very simple questions.  Read more →

A day in my life as an orthoptist

A day in my life as an orthoptist

Liane Wilcox

 Orthoptist, Liane Wilcox blogs about her rewarding work as an orthoptist . Read more →

Q&A with Sheila O’Sullivan

Q&A with Sheila O’Sullivan

Sheila O'Sullivan

Vision 2020 Australia talks to Professor Sheila O’Sullivan about her dynamic career in strategic political communications, passion for social justice, lecturing commitments and her current role as Chair of the Vision Initiative Steering Committee. Read more →

A giant step towards better health for people with disabilities

A giant step towards better health for people with disabilities

Braedan Hogan

The World Health Assembly has adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Disability Action Plan 2014 – 2021.  Read more →

Vision 2014: Seizing the Opportunity

Vision 2014: Seizing the Opportunity

Bob McMullan

IAPB President, Bob McMullan, blogs about why he issued a 'call to arms' in his closing remarks at the 11th International Conference on Low Vision earlier this month. Read more →

Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Brandon Ah Tong

Brandon Ah Tong Director of Policy and Advocacy at Vision 2020 Australia blogs about his journey with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Read more →

Why quality of life research matters

Why quality of life research matters

Dr Sharon Bentley

“It is incumbent upon clinicians and researchers working in the low vision and blindness sector to find out what quality of life means for an individual with vision impairment” Read more →

International conference focuses attention on low vision

International conference focuses attention on low vision

Jennifer Gersbeck

Last week hundreds of members of the global low vision community converged in Melbourne for the 11th International Conference on Low Vision. Read more →

RANZCO Fellows on the global stage

RANZCO Fellows on the global stage

Gerhard Schlenther

This week the cherry blossoms in Tokyo welcome Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and other ophthalmologists from around the world for the opening of the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC). Read more →

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