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09 Feb

World class virtual reality eye surgery training program begins at Eye and Ear

Virtual reality is commonly used to train aviation pilots, now The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is using state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators to train the next generation of eye surgeons. Read more →

07 Feb

Orthoptics Awareness Week 2018 – ‘Discover the Depths of Orthoptics’

Orthoptics Awareness Week (OAW) is an important event in the Orthoptics Australia calendar each year. This year it will be held between Monday 5th to Friday 9th of March 2018. Read more →

01 Feb

Optometry Australia celebrates its centenary year

Optometry Australia is celebrating its 100-year anniversary since its foundation as the peak professional body for optometrists. Read more →

06 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia 17th Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 29 November in Melbourne. Read more →

10 Nov

Shining a light on women this World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Victoria is celebrating this year’s World Diabetes Day in line with the International Diabetes Federation’s theme: To the women of diabetes – thank you Read more →

27 Oct

Eye and Ear named Health Service of the Year

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has been named the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year at the prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Read more →

15 Oct

Shared Spaces must be safe

October 15 marks White Cane Safety Day, a day to raise public awareness about safety and independence for persons living with blindness and partial sight.  Read more →

12 Oct

“Avoidable Blindness” Set to Increase in Future

New data published in the Lancet Global Health shows that decades of declining “avoidable blindness”—those with uncorrected refractive errors and cataract—is plateauing, and is projected to increase between 2015 and 2050. Read more →

12 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 in research grants

This World Sight Day (12 October), Macular Disease Foundation Australia will announce its fourth round of funding to the Australian macular degeneration research community.  Read more →

19 Sep

Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Enters General Circulation

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation tomorrow, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year. Read more →

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