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26 Mar

WHO-BHVI joint Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

A joint World Health Organisation and Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia, discussed the rapidly rising prevalence and impact of myopia.

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18 Mar

Eye health leaders inspire parliamentary friends

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care came together this week to listen to the stories from those on the ground, working to improve eye health and vision care both in Australia and our region. 

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13 Mar

New glaucoma clinic opens

New glaucoma clinic signals innovative shared-care approach to the eye health needs of an ageing population.

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12 Mar

Australia leading the way in Braille eLearning

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has officially launched the world’s first eLearning braille course, UEB Online. UEB Online is designed to help people who can see support the people in their life that are using Braille as a vital part of their communication.

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10 Mar

Guidelines developed to protect eye banks

Thousands of people are needlessly blind because they live in a country where they have no access to donated corneal tissue. Every day, surgeons in these communities face the challenge of securing the corneas needed to save sight from eye banks elsewhere – often in places like Australia or New Zealand. 

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06 Mar

Walking in the shoes of someone who is blind for NDIS

The National Disability Service (NDS), with support from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, held a blindfold challenge, where politicians were blindfolded and guided through Canberra's CBD by a guide dog, to highlight how the right support services can enable people with a disability to live as independently as possible.

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27 Feb

Final call for participants for largest global diabetic retinopathy survey

Urgent final call for participants from 42 countries to contribute now to largest global diabetic retinopathy survey.

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26 Feb

Optometry sector calls for improved access to eye care

Optometry Australia, the peak professional body for the optometry sector, has called on the Federal Government to increase investment in Medicare funded optometry to make access to optometry fair for all Australians.

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13 Feb

CBM Australia announces new CEO

CBM Australia is delighted to announce that Jane Edge has been appointed CEO of CBM Australia from July 2015. 

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12 Feb

The blind must lead the blind

Vision Australia calls on the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison to immediately return funding to Blind Citizens Australia (BCA).

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