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14 Oct

An untapped workforce

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urging business owners to open their eyes to the benefits of employing someone who is blind or vision impaired.

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02 Oct

Heroes tell their story

The Eye Health Heroes were in the spotlight at the Parliamentary Friends Group dinner in Canberra on Tuesday night. Parliamentarians, advisers and departmental reps heard how those working at the coalface are making a difference to lives of others and the challenges they face in their daily work.

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20 Sep

GPs safeguard vision impaired Australians from depression

Referring vision impaired patients to a GP for treatment significantly decreases their symptoms of depression, a study by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found.

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19 Sep

A new glaucoma initiative: the TARRGET program

In a partnership with Flinders University (SA) and the Lions Eye Institute (WA), Glaucoma Australia are funding the Targeting At Risk Relatives of Glaucoma patients for Early diagnosis and Treatment study (TARRGET).

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18 Sep

WHO addresses vision disability in report on ageing

A World Health Organisation report on the needs of older people in developing communities has identified vision impairment as a significant burden for the ageing. 

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17 Sep

Australia’s unique new stem cell robot

Australia’s unique new stem cell robot gets working on preventing blindness and restoring sight. The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) today opened the Automated Stem Cell Facility and brought Australia’s unique new stem cell robot to life.

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10 Sep

In the blink of an eye

Care for patients may be improved as new research will provide optometrists with a better understanding of the influence of eyelids on dry eye and contact lens discomfort.

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09 Sep

Mexico City to host global World Sight Day event

Top eye health organisations join hands for a Gala event, paired with world-class academic sessions, at the historic UNAM medical palace in Mexico City to mark World Sight Day.

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03 Sep

Guide Dogs show Amanda Vanstone the way

Amanda Vanstone, new Chair on Vision 2020 Australia, kicked off the Australian leg of her orientation programs this week in her home town of Adelaide.

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01 Sep

Bursaries open a new world of possibilities for tertiary students

Access to coursework and written material is being made easier for tertiary students who are blind or have low vision thanks to technology grants available each year from Vision Australia. 

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