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28 Mar

National Strategic Action Plan puts macular disease on the health agenda

A federal Government commitment to the National Strategic Action Plan developed by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to save the sight of Australians – backed by a firm commitment of funding – is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society.

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24 Mar

New national program to curb rates of preventable blindness in 1.3 million Australians

Around 630,000 Australians with diabetes are at risk of vision loss or blindness because they aren’t having their eyes checked regularly.

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27 Feb

Screen time leading to dry eyes in children

Everyone’s glued to their screens nowadays – phones, computers, iPads, laptops – but none more than our children who are being brought up in the digital age.

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27 Feb

Glaucoma Australia launches new brand identity

Sydney, Australia – 27 February 2019 – Glaucoma Australia announced today the launch of its new brand identity with a redesigned logo and tagline. These changes come at a time when the organisation is evolving the services it provides to glaucoma patients and health care providers.   “All companies and organisations need to stay up […]

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26 Feb

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.

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19 Feb

Glaucoma. Could you be one of the undiagnosed cases?

Glaucoma Australia launches risk awareness campaign ahead of World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March).

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18 Feb

Make sure you register with KeepSight

Optometrists are expected to deliver thousands of extra comprehensive eye examinations as a result of the new national KeepSight program, said CEO of Optometry Australia Lyn Brodie said today. 

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16 Jan

Barry O’Farrell appointed as Diabetes Australia’s President and Board Chair

Diabetes Australia today announced the appointment of Mr Barry O’Farrell, former Premier of New South Wales, as its new President and Board Chair.

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17 Dec

Lions Eye Institute appoints Professor Bill Morgan to leadership role

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has appointed renowned ophthalmologist and medical researcher Professor Bill Morgan as Acting Managing Director.

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12 Dec

Optometry 2040 – transformational vision for eye health care launched

The 20-year vision for the future of optometry has been unveiled by Optometry Australia.

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