Gorilla out of the mist

Leslie, a young western lowland gorilla, has joined the ranks of only a handful of apes ever to successfully undergo cataract surgery.  San Diego Zoo animal

Lumibird acquires Ellex’s laser and ultrasound business

French company Lumibird will become the world leader for laser and ultrasound technologies with the A$100 million acquisition of Australian Ellex Medical’s...

UK: AMD awareness low

A University of London study found that both healthcare professionals and the public lack awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), causing...

Bright eyes

How can a light that burns so brightly (in your mind only) make your pupils contract? Through modulation of the pupillary response by the content of visual...

Ophthalmologist awarded South Australian of the year

The 2020 South Australian of the Year is eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer Dr James Muecke, Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The national...

SMILE safe says 10-year study

A 10-year study has concluded small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism.In...

AAO and ASCRS co-launch Ophthovation

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) have formed a joint venture, Ophthovation, to...

Charles Bonnet Syndrome in AMD

Scientists in Sweden and Denmark have found age-related macular degeneration (AMD) sufferers commonly experience the complex visual symptoms of Charles...

ZEISS - tenth record-breaking year

The ZEISS Group continues its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights for the  tenth consecutive year. Revenue grew by 11%, reaching...

Changes to mandatory notifications

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) has issued new resources to help practitioners understand changes to the law about mandatory...

All eyes on Napier

The gorgeous city of Napier, which proudly showcases it’s rise from the devastation of the 1931 earthquake to become the Art Deco capital of New Zealand,...

Smartphone app to mitigate dry eye?

A study using a smartphone app to detect characteristics and risk factors associated with diagnosed and undiagnosed symptomatic dry eye disease suggests...

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