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RANZCO welcomes new President and launches the Heather G Mack Scholarship for Women

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Council met via Zoom on Saturday 10 October 2020. The main orders of business were the approval of the College’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan the approval of the College’s first-ever Sustainability Charter. Both these documents, plus the annual report are available on the RANZCO website. The […]

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Luxturna becomes first ever TGA approved gene therapy

In a landmark decision, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved use of the first ever gene therapy in Australia. Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) is now registered in Australia, for the treatment of patients with inherited retinal dystrophy caused by pathological biallelic RPE65 mutations, who have sufficient viable retinal cells as determined by the treating physician. Luxturna […]

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50 per cent of people living with diabetes are missing out on diabetes eye checks to prevent blindness

A new University of Sydney study has found only half of people living with diabetes get the recommended diabetes eye checks putting them at risk of significant vision loss and blindness. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age Australians. All people with diabetes are at risk of diabetes related retinopathy which causes […]

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New guidelines for the rights of people with disability during COVID-19

New guidelines to support the rights of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic have been released today by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett. The Australian Human Rights Commission developed the Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19 to assist health care, disability services and support workers take […]

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