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07 Nov

All EYES ON DIABETES: Diabetes Victoria funds vital diabetes research

As the leading charity working to reduce the impact of diabetes in the Victorian community, Diabetes Victoria continues its commitment to support promising diabetes research projects. For 2017, Diabetes Victoria has contributed $1.3 million to the $3.6 million Diabetes Australian Research Program (DARP) funding pool, directly supporting 17 Victorian researchers looking into better treatment and management options for all types of diabetes, as well as reducing the risk of well-documented serious health complications.  Read more →

02 Nov

New Chair to pioneer next generation treatments for eye disease

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at The University of Western Australia. Read more →

27 Oct

CERA researchers win $750,000 to help end endemic eye disease in remote and regional communities

Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) have won $750,000 after competing in today’s finals of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge held in Sydney. Read more →

20 Oct

36 signatories unite to call on the Prime Minister to take meaningful action against poverty

In an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Anti-Poverty Week, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, along with 36 signatories, called on the Government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty. Read more →

13 Oct

Lions Outback Vision Van delivering on mission to close eye health gap in Western Australia

The Lions Outback Vision Van has run 75 clinics and treated almost 1500 patients since its launch six months ago – delivering on a mission to bring comprehensive eye care to some of the most isolated people in Western Australia. Read more →

11 Oct

One in four people with vision loss wait more than 10 years to request assistance

People with vision loss are increasing their risk of trips, falls, isolation and depression, with a Guide Dogs Australia survey revealing that 50 per cent of respondents waited more than two years between diagnosis and seeking assistance from the organisation. Read more →

06 Oct

Australian College of Optometry Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma (ACO ACG). This six-month post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to undertake comprehensive higher level study in this specialised area.  Read more →

04 Oct

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day Read more →

16 Sep

Retina International advocates for access to Genotyping services

On World Retina Day, Saturday September 24th 2016, Retina International urges the Global Retina Community to advocate for access to Genotyping services that will expedite the development of therapies for unmet need.  Read more →

13 Sep

Roll call for eye care equipment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector

A new project to count and catalogue eye care equipment in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector is part of a wider Australian Government program to ensure improved access to eye checks for Indigenous Australians with diabetes. Read more →

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