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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 →

05 Sep

Optometry Australia launches community eye health awareness campaign

Optometry Australia today launched a new national information campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to have regular eye health examinations throughout life to prevent avoidable vision impairment. Read more →

17 Aug

Glaucoma Australia Partnership to Help Over 300,000 Australians

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glaucoma Australia Inc, to help improve medication adherence in patients living with glaucoma. Read more →

10 Aug

Have you been diagnosed with Hereditary retinal degenerations/dystrophies?

Flinders University is conducting a study to explore the influence hereditary retinal diseases have on patient’s overall quality of life. Volunteers are invited to answer a set of simple questions about how your eye disease and how treatments affect you.  Read more →

12 Jul

One Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes, and with that comes the increased risk of vision loss. Support JulEYE to fund vital research into cures and treatments to create a future where no one is blind

SYDNEY: 11 July 2016:  A person with diabetes is 25 times more likely to go blind than other people. With 1.7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, the strain that diabetic related eye disease has on Australian health services is immense. It is only through continued funding into eye research, and increased screenings, that can we progress towards seeing a clearer future, according to The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation. Read more →

05 Jul

Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce that enrolments are now open for the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL). This newly launched post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to comprehensive higher level study through self-paced learning supported by online lectures, e-learning materials, demonstration videos and on-line discussion forums.  Read more →

04 Jul

Medicare Budget inclusion to be a game changer for diabetic eye health

The 2016 Federal Budget has allocated funding towards reducing the impact of diabetic related eye disease, a measure that is particularly significant for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent living with diabetes.  Read more →

04 Jul

July is the month to look after your sight!

The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation, is asking Australians to donate $1 for every year of good sight they have enjoyed to fund vital research as part of its’ annual community awareness campaign, JulEYE.  The Foundation funds these new projects through grants to the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA), which supports vision researchers around the country.  Read more →

01 Jul

Minister announces NDIS roll out across Australia at RIDBC

On Thursday 30 June Minister for Disability Services, The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, officially announced the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Western Sydney. Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) hosted the launch of this historic event. Read more →

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