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01 Jun

Australian scientists discover that a common virus resides in healthy eyes and triggers long-lasting inflammation

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) have discovered that contrary to expectations, a common virus triggers long-lasting inflammation in the eyes of hosts with a healthy immune system. Read more →

28 May

Australians missing out on audio description

Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield continues Australia’s shameful track record of keeping Australians who are blind or vision-impaired waiting to find out when they will have the right to enjoy the full experience of television which sighted viewers take for granted. Read more →

28 May

Urgent action on out-of-pocket expenses required for private health to remain viable

Private Healthcare Australia Chief Executive Dr Rachel David has called for a whole-of-sector commitment to increase transparency and tackle escalating out-of-pocket costs faced by consumers in the private health sector.  Read more →

23 May

Glaucoma Now has a new home – in Australia

Continuing Medical Education publication Glaucoma Now has a new home and from May 2018 is now hosted by Glaucoma Australia.  Previously hosted in Europe the online publication has moved down under and will continue to be distributed worldwide. Read more →

11 May

Novartis Australia welcomes the Turnbull Government’s continued budget commitment to medical innovation and research

Novartis is encouraged that Turnbull Government continues to invest in the PBS, providing Australian patients access to the latest innovations in medicine. Read more →

09 May

Diabetes Australia welcomes additional funding for insulin pumps

Up to 280 children and young people with type 1 diabetes will be able to access fully subsidised insulin pumps thanks to a significant expansion of the Insulin Pump Program announced in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. Read more →

09 May

Morally wrong and strategically short-sighted aid budget disappoints

With better than expected revenues the government has squandered the perfect opportunity to repair the beleaguered aid budget and instead delivered a blueprint that is “morally wrong and strategically short-sighted”, the CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell, said.        Read more →

08 May

Aid cuts fail the world’s poorest

The Fred Hollows Foundation has expressed disappointment with tonight’s Federal Budget, which has delivered tens of billions of dollars in tax cuts while again reducing aid to the world’s poorest people.  Read more →

02 May

New research shows indigenous eye health ‘sadly neglected’ across the world

The world’s indigenous populations experience significantly higher rates of avoidable vision impairment and a striking lack of support for research to address this major health issue, according to a review of eye health led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the University of Melbourne. Read more →

01 May

Australian macular disease study released today indicates 64% of those diagnosed with diabetes don’t know it can affect their eyes

Marking the launch of the inaugural Macula Month (May), study results released today by Macular Disease Foundation Australia highlight the need for Australians, particularly those living with diabetes, to be more aware of macular disease and how to minimise the risk.       Read more →

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