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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 →

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 →

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 →

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

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 →

01 Aug

Online program for glaucoma diagnosis

The Australian College of Optometry has released the first in a planned series of unique online programs for optometrists, starting with the Glaucoma self-Assessment Program, ACO-GAP. Read more →

22 May

Caring Australians lose sight of their own eye health

New research, commissioned by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and released in time with Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, reveals people aged 50 to 64 are placing their vision at risk and could be jeopardising their ability to care for others. Read more →

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