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12 Mar

New campaign aims to unearth 150,000 Aussies unknowingly living with sight-stealing disease

Despite being the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness, only half of Aussies know about glaucoma. Read more →

28 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia’s new look Policy and Advocacy team

Vision 2020 Australia has completed the development of a multi-disciplinary Policy and Advocacy team following two recent appointments. Read more →

16 Feb

CERA looks to the promise of driverless vehicles

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has revealed it is looking to collaborate with companies, industry, and peak bodies in the development of autonomous vehicle systems. Read more →

16 Feb

Increased Optometry Input into Glaucoma Australia Awareness Activities

In a move that further recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia, Glaucoma Australia has made a second optometrist appointment to its Council of Management (Council). Read more →

14 Feb

New research partnership targets relatives of people with glaucoma

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced details of Partnership Projects – including a glaucoma project – being funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently. National Executive Officer Mr Geoff Pollard said Glaucoma Australia was pleased to be a Funding Partner in the project together with the Department of Health WA, the University of Western Australia, Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and the Flinders University. Read more →

13 Feb

World’s first professional qualification course for eye bankers

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and The University of Melbourne are introducing the world’s first professional qualifications course for eye bankers – the custodians of human tissue for eye transplant surgery. Read more →

13 Feb

Orthoptics Awareness Week 2017 – ‘Orthoptics Australia Wide’

Orthoptics Awareness Week (OAW) is an important event in the Orthoptics Australia calendar each year. This year it will be held between Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2017. Read more →

20 Dec

Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Associations Formalise National Council

During the RANZCO/AONAVIC Melbourne Conference, representatives of State based Australian Ophthalmic Nursing Associations formalised the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Associations National Council of (AONANC) - to strengthen the professions national voice and support professional development. Read more →

09 Dec

New Vision Australia look reflects person-centred approach

Vision Australia, Australia’s largest provider of disability services for people who are blind or low vision, has recently launched its new brand to demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to putting its clients at the centre of everything it does.  Read more →

07 Dec

Partnership boosts eye resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

Edith Cowan University’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has formed a partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation to further develop and expand the eye health information on the HealthInfoNet web resource.  Read more →

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