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16 Feb

Increased Optometry Input into Glaucoma Australia Awareness Activities

In a move that further recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia, Glaucoma Australia has made a second optometrist appointment to its Council of Management (Council). Read more →

14 Feb

New research partnership targets relatives of people with glaucoma

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced details of Partnership Projects – including a glaucoma project – being funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently. National Executive Officer Mr Geoff Pollard said Glaucoma Australia was pleased to be a Funding Partner in the project together with the Department of Health WA, the University of Western Australia, Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and the Flinders University. Read more →

15 Dec

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems - higher for Indigenous Australians

More than half (54%) of all Australians report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Read more →

24 Nov

New partnership to promote awareness of glaucoma

With the total cost of glaucoma on the Australian economy rising by $120 million per year, two of Australia’s foremost professional associations have established a new partnership to increase awareness of this debilitating eye disease. Read more →

20 Nov

'Rat vision' may give humans best sight of all

Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study led by the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney has discovered. Read more →

12 Nov

Diabetes surge hits every nation

Someone you know will have diabetes, but many people with diabetes don’t know they have it, according to the latest global Diabetes Atlas released for World Diabetes Day (14 November). Read more →

28 Oct

Yalata and Australian Trachoma Alliance partner to eliminate trachoma

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is proud to be part of an alliance which has signed an agreement with Yalata community in South Australia to stamp out Trachoma – a leading cause of preventable blindness in a number of remote Aboriginal communities. Read more →

27 Oct

Legislation opens more doors for assistance dogs

People with disability will benefit from improved access and streamlined services after the passing of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Amendment Bill in the Queensland State Parliament today. Read more →

16 Oct

Adelaide ophthalmologist takes out top honour in 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards

Sight For All founding chairman, Dr James Muecke AM, was last night named the 2015 National Social Entrepreneur of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony in Sydney. Read more →

16 Oct

Vote of confidence in aid organisations’ effectiveness welcomed

The peak body for Australia’s aid organisations today welcomes Labor’s vote of confidence in the effectiveness of aid programs run by our members. Read more →

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