Screening for myopia in NZ?

Myopia is the most common ocular problem internationally and prevalence is increasing. Research suggests myopia currently affects 23% of the world population,...

Blind-friendly bank notes

A new Australian $20 bank note has been designed with three raised nodes to allow people with low vision or blindness to be able to recognise it with ease....

FDA approval for new anti-VEGF drug

Novartis’ brolucizumab (Beovu) has received FDA approval for the treatment of wet AMD, with the company claiming it is the first approved anti-VEGF drug...

App detects eye disease from photos

Researchers at Baylor University in Texas have developed a free app that can scan through smartphone photos to automatically detect signs of leukocoria...

VOSO: Eyecare in good hands in Tonga

Dr Duke Mataka is the sole ophthalmologist employed in Tonga. Since January 2019, he has been working full-time across the country's 108,000 population,...

New recall of Xen gel stent

Allergan has issued a voluntary recall of a small quantity (15 units) of Xen glaucoma treatment system (Xen 45 Gel Stent preloaded into a Xen injector).

New oDocs app hits Apple store

Apple has approved the new oDocs Montage app created by Dr Sheng Chiong Hong and his innovative team, which doubles the field of vision on smartphone-based...

World’s first 5G eye exam

UK ophthalmologists delivered the world’s first tele-examination of an eye using 5G broadband, which was streamed live between London and a conference...

Waikato DHB slammed by Auditor-General

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) has come under fire in a report from the Office of the Auditor-General after a 21-month inquiry into its SmartHealth...

Atropine dispensing errors

Optometry Australia is urging therapeutically endorsed optometrists prescribing eye-drops for myopia to clearly label the script ‘Must be compounded’ following...

WHO’s first World Report on Vision

The first World Report on Vision was launched on World Sight Day on 10 October by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its eye health partners - International...

SCC8: 2019 Doug Perkins Medals

The 2019 Doug Perkins Medals for Clinical Excellence were awarded to Specsavers Dunedin and Specsavers Dubbo.

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