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10 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 to researchers on World Sight Day

MDFA has awarded a further $600,000 to three leading researchers in a prestigious event held at Admiralty House, the Governor-General of Australia’s residence in Sydney, on World Sight Day (10 October).

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08 Oct

WHO and IAPB release World Report on Vision

The World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners from the eye health sector, including the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and IAPB members, Sightsavers and The Fred Hollows Foundation, launched the much-anticipated World Report on Vision on 8 October 2019 in Geneva. The report offers clear proposals to address significant challenges in […]

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08 Oct

Tim Fricke Appointed Executive Director of BHVI

Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has appointed Tim Fricke as acting Executive Director of its social enterprise, which delivers improved eye care to those most in need in Australia and across the world.

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29 May

World Orthoptic Day – 3rd June 2019

Orthoptics Australia joins our 21 country member colleagues to celebrate this day.

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27 May

Feast for the senses at Science on the Swan 2019

Lions Eye Institute researchers Dr Fred Chen and Gareth Lingham are presenting at this year’s Science on the Swan – Western Australia’s premier showcase of new medical research.

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27 May

Perth woman, Bridie challenges stereotypes of employing people with disabilities

A series of seven short films, one including Bridie from Koongamia in the City of Swan, have been released to highlight what it’s like for those with disabilities who are navigating the world of work.  It’s told through the eyes of people with disabilities, their employers and frontline workers.

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28 Mar

National Strategic Action Plan puts macular disease on the health agenda

A federal Government commitment to the National Strategic Action Plan developed by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to save the sight of Australians – backed by a firm commitment of funding – is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society.

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24 Mar

New national program to curb rates of preventable blindness in 1.3 million Australians

Around 630,000 Australians with diabetes are at risk of vision loss or blindness because they aren’t having their eyes checked regularly.

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27 Feb

Screen time leading to dry eyes in children

Everyone’s glued to their screens nowadays – phones, computers, iPads, laptops – but none more than our children who are being brought up in the digital age.

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27 Feb

Glaucoma Australia launches new brand identity

Sydney, Australia – 27 February 2019 – Glaucoma Australia announced today the launch of its new brand identity with a redesigned logo and tagline. These changes come at a time when the organisation is evolving the services it provides to glaucoma patients and health care providers.   “All companies and organisations need to stay up […]

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