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04 Aug

New WHA resolution on eye health adopted

The World Health Assembly has adopted a resolution for ‘Integrated people-centred eye care, including preventable blindness and impaired vision’. Led by Australia and Indonesia and co-sponsored by 47 countries, the resolution sets the global agenda for eye health for the decade to 2030, committing to a plan to make eye care an integral part of […]

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02 Aug

Vitamin B3 shows promise for glaucoma patients in world-first clinical trial

A world-first clinical trial led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia has shown that vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) could play an important role in protecting against nerve cell damage that leads to blindness in glaucoma. Results of the trial, led by Professor Jonathan Crowston and Dr Flora Hui at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, […]

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08 Jul

Ideal Accessible Communications Roadmap

Earlier this year the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) sought feedback about what a fully accessible communications sector would look like.

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26 Jun

Audio Description launched on free-to-air TV

Following an extensive advocacy campaign by the blindness and low vision sector, Audio Description (AD) will be launched on public broadcasters the ABC and SBS this month, providing greater access to content for Australians who are blind or vision impaired. From 28 June, both broadcasters will provide 14 hours of audio-described programming each week across […]

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14 Feb

The Brien Holden Foundation continues its ground-breaking eye care program in Africa

2020 looks bright for many in Africa with the Brien Holden Foundation confirming today that it is continuing to work on implementing internationally renowned programs in eye care.

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08 Jan

NACCHO leads PBS listing of medication to improve eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is proud to have led a successful submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for an expansion to the listing of Prednefrin Forte on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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04 Dec

Retina Australia research grants

Recently, the Board of Retina Australia announced that its 2020 research grants have been awarded to: Dr Raymond Wong (Centre for Eye Research Australia), Dr Anai Gonzalez Cordero (Children’s Medical Research Institute), Professor Andrea Vincent (University of Auckland) and Dr Jennifer Thompson (Australian Retinal Disease Register and DNA Bank). Funding for these grants has been […]

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14 Nov

New national Diabetes in Schools program to start January 2020

Parents and families of 11,000 Australian children with type 1 diabetes are being urged to register their interest in the new Diabetes in Schools program set to commence in early 2020.

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08 Nov

LEI in key Indonesian collaborations to save sight

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and two leading Indonesian universities have formed Memorandums of Understanding to facilitate joint eye research and the teaching and exchange of clinicians and researchers.

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21 Oct

Australian College of Optometry opens new optometry clinic in Adelaide’s north

The Honourable Amanda Vanstone, former Minister and Senator for South Australia, officially opened the Australian College of Optometry’s (ACO) new public health optometry clinic in Elizabeth, South Australia on 21 October 2019 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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