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01 Nov

LEI Managing Director stepping down to focus on world-leading genetic eye research

Professor David Mackey is stepping down as Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) at the end of February 2019 to focus on five funded research projects into the genetics of eye disease.

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30 Oct

WA-based mobility project receives top honours at national awards

Victoria Park based disability service provider VisAbility has been announced winner of the Outstanding Organisation Award at the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards.

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29 Oct

CERA researchers look to AI to solve diabetic eye disease prevalence

Diabetic retinopathy is a major public health issue globally and in Australia. Nearly all vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is avoidable, however approximately 50% of cases are undiagnosed.

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24 Oct

Online, but off-track

Universities across Australia are failing to adequately address the needs of students who are blind or have low vision according to new research conducted by Vision Australia and endorsed by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin.

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09 Oct

New UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science Head of School

UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Lisa Keay has been appointed as the new Head of School.

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05 Oct

Professor Brian Layland resigns as Chair and Director of Brien Holden Vision Institute

Professor Brian Layland, OAM OLM Fellow UNSW (HON. Causa) has resigned as Chair and Director of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Board.

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21 Sep

Professor Keith Martin announced as CERA’s next Managing Director

The Board of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Keith Martin as Managing Director of CERA and Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne.

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12 Sep

Microsoft launches navigation app, Soundscape, in partnership with Vision Australia

Microsoft Australia and Vision Australia have announced the availability of Soundscape, a new application that empowers people who are blind or have low vision to explore the world around them through a 3D audio experience.

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01 Aug

Good news continues for Indigenous eye health with program extension

Brien Holden Vision Institute is pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training.

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27 Jul

Greater certainty and choice at Victorian elections

Thanks to changes to the Electoral Legislation Act passed in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, voters who are blind or have low vision will now have greater electronic voting choices and certainty.

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