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14 Mar

50 years in optometry, 40 years of innovation – Professor Brien Holden reflects

Since its humble beginnings in 1973, starting with the establishment of the Optometric Vision Research Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute has been at the forefront of vision technology, contributing to some of the most innovative advances that have shaped the optometric landscape.

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11 Mar

RANZCO joins forces with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and partners in the fight against avoidable blindness

RANZCO is today delighted to be named as one of 11 expert institutions from across the Commonwealth who have come together for the first time as the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, thanks to a £7.1 million grant from The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

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11 Mar

£7.1 million grant from The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust to accelerate the fight against avoidable blindness

On Commonwealth Day 2014, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust supports eye health experts to accelerate the fight against avoidable blindness

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07 Mar

Beat Invisible Glaucoma – It’s B.I.G.

A new campaign launched today – Beat Invisible Glaucoma – is calling on Australians to fight the disease which is the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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19 Feb

Too dry, or not too dry – that is the question

For those who wear contact lenses, ocular comfort and safety can be as important as being able to see clearly. Brien Holden Vision Institute research has continued to provide clinical evidence through a series of studies that look at contact lens performance by combining different lenses with different lens care products.

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18 Feb

Keep Election Commitments on Aid – ACFID Releases Budget Submission

The peak body for Australia’s international aid NGOs has today released its submission to the Federal Government ahead of the May budget, calling for promises on aid to be kept. 

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17 Feb

Guide Dogs 2014 Travel Awards now open

Following the successful launch of its travel awards for people who are blind or vision impaired last year, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling for applications for this inspirational competition set to run again in 2014.

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12 Feb

Diabetes trial participants needed

Last November, CERA released the Out of Sight report which identified that diabetes affects approximately one million Australian adults. The number is expected to double by the year 2025, posing major public health and economic concerns. However, little is known whether blood vessel dysfunction in the eye, which causes vision loss in people with diabetes, is due to the effects of high blood glucose (sugar) or an indirect result of chronic cell damage.

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24 Jan

MSc Public Health for Eye Care course – London

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is currently accepting applications for its annual MSc Public Health for Eye Care course. 

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22 Jan

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust joins IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is delighted to welcome The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) as its newest member.

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