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16 Jan

Barry O’Farrell appointed as Diabetes Australia’s President and Board Chair

Diabetes Australia today announced the appointment of Mr Barry O’Farrell, former Premier of New South Wales, as its new President and Board Chair. Read more →

17 Dec

Lions Eye Institute appoints Professor Bill Morgan to leadership role

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has appointed renowned ophthalmologist and medical researcher Professor Bill Morgan as Acting Managing Director. Read more →

12 Dec

Optometry 2040 – transformational vision for eye health care launched

The 20-year vision for the future of optometry has been unveiled by Optometry Australia. Read more →

27 Nov

$23 million funding boost for peak health groups

The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia. Read more →

18 Nov

Federal Funding Keeps Good Ideas Van on the Road

First Australians living in regional areas and on country in Queensland have greater access to blindness prevention services, thanks to an $860,000 investment from the Morrison Government to keep the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van on the road. Read more →

16 Nov

Survey shows blind people significantly underemployed around the world

New research from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand found people with sight loss are significantly less likely to be employed full time compared to their sighted counterparts. Read more →

14 Nov

Celebrating Australian Women Research Pioneers

Australian women research pioneers in optometry, who have had published papers in Clinical and Experimental Optometry have been celebrated in a special virtual issue of this leading peer-reviewed journal. Read more →

01 Nov

LEI Managing Director stepping down to focus on world-leading genetic eye research

Professor David Mackey is stepping down as Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) at the end of February 2019 to focus on five funded research projects into the genetics of eye disease. Read more →

30 Oct

WA-based mobility project receives top honours at national awards

Victoria Park based disability service provider VisAbility has been announced winner of the Outstanding Organisation Award at the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards. Read more →

29 Oct

CERA researchers look to AI to solve diabetic eye disease prevalence

Diabetic retinopathy is a major public health issue globally and in Australia. Nearly all vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is avoidable, however approximately 50% of cases are undiagnosed. Read more →

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