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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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10 Oct

Allied health led clinic reduces wait times for patients

Cataract surgery patients at the Eye and Ear can now have reduced wait times and streamlined follow up appointments thanks to a new clinic led by allied health professionals.

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10 Oct

Glaucoma Australia Announces New Research Grant Recipients

To commemorate World Sight Day (10 October) Glaucoma Australia is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program.

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10 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 to researchers on World Sight Day

MDFA has awarded a further $600,000 to three leading researchers in a prestigious event held at Admiralty House, the Governor-General of Australia’s residence in Sydney, on World Sight Day (10 October).

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