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31 Oct

A new era for optometry in Vietnam

October 2014 heralded a historic moment in the growth of Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the official opening of Vietnam’s first optometry program at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City.

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28 Oct

Finalists announced in 2014 National Disability Awards

Vision 2020 Australia's Director of Advocacy and Policy, Brandon Ah Tong, is one of the 23 outstanding individuals and organisations who have been named as finalists in the 2014 National Disability Awards.

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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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