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Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Dee Tumino

There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned. Read more →

Q&A with Damian Facciolo

Q&A with Damian Facciolo

Damian Facciolo

Damian Facciolo talks about his work with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the challenges of managing eye health and the impact of the rise of chronic diseases like diabetes in the region.   Read more →

Q&A with Darren Fittler

Q&A with Darren Fittler

Darren Fittler

Fresh from winning the Human Rights 2014 Human Rights Law Award, Darren Fittler talks to Vision 2020 Australia about what drives him in his career and in life.  Read more →

Celebrating human diversity

Celebrating human diversity

Courtney Saville

On International Day of People with Disability, Courtney Saville celebrates disability as a natural element of human diversity. Read more →

The Polymath. The Planner. The People Person.

The Polymath. The Planner. The People Person.

Sheila O'Sullivan

Longtime friend of Vision 2020 Australia and Barry Jones, Sheila O'Sullivan, paid tribute to Barry at a celebration in his honour at the Victorian State Library last week. Read more →

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Courtney Saville

Global Policy and Programs Coordinator Courtney Saville blogs about how avoidable and treatable blindness impacts human rights issues facing women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region. Read more →

Eyes wide open

Eyes wide open

Eye Health Hero, Dr Tim Henderson has been delivering eye care services where others dare not tread and is the only ophthalmologist for tens of thousands of people, many of whom live in remote communities across the red centre of Australia. Read more →

Turning opportunity into outcomes

Turning opportunity into outcomes

Eye Health Hero Dr Huynh Tan Phuc always dreamed of becoming a doctor. Huynh’s dream came true. Graduating as a general surgeon in 1988, he went to work at the district hospital in Da Nang city before travelling to Ho Chi Minh City to study for the ophthalmology specialisation.  Read more →

Unravelling the mysteries of eye disease

Unravelling the mysteries of eye disease

Eye Health Hero Dr Kathy Davidson never thought she would see stem cell therapy come to fruition in her lifetime. But after spending the last eighteen months working on an intensive research project to discover the cause of age-related macular degeneration, she is hopeful that stem cell technology will soon be delivering astounding results. Read more →

Bringing technology to life in a low vision world

Bringing technology to life in a low vision world

Eye Health Hero David Woodbridge loves his job as an Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia where he helps improve the quality of life or independance of people who are blind or vision impaired through the use of adaptive technology. Read more →

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