302014Nov
New guidelines for management of glaucoma

New guidelines for management of glaucoma

Optometrists will no longer be able to independently manage glaucoma patients, according to new guidelines from the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA). Instead ophthalmologists will take the lead in treating the disease, in collaboration with the patient’s optometrist. The new guidelines follow a long-running dispute between ophthalmologists and optometrists over the optometry guidelines for glaucoma…

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152014Oct
Are Your Sunglasses Up to Standard?

Are Your Sunglasses Up to Standard?

The quality of sunglasses does not necessarily relate to their darkness or cost, so you must check the label to ensure they meet Australian Standards. Sunglasses that fit well and transmit very little UV radiation will ensure your eyes are protected. For the best UV eye protection, choose sunglasses that: Meet Australian Standards for UV…

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142014Sep
Six gene variations linked to glaucoma risk

Six gene variations linked to glaucoma risk

Scientists have identified six genetic variants associated with the eye condition glaucoma in people from around the world including Australia. The discovery, in three major studies, could help identify people at higher risk of the disease and lead to earlier screening and treatments. All three studies, published today in Nature Genetics, identify gene sequence variations of…

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12014Aug
Myopia Control in Children through Refractive Therapy Gas Permeable Contact Lenses: Is it for Real?

Myopia Control in Children through Refractive Therapy Gas Permeable Contact Lenses: Is it for Real?

Uncorrected Refreactive Errors are the world’s leading cause of visual impairment, with myopia estimated to be the leading form of refrac­tive error worldwide. Nearly 30% of Americans and up to 85% of the East Asia population are affected by myopia. Instances of myopia in 19-year-old Korean males reached 96.54% in a recent study. The study also…

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192014Jun
Coffee may be good for your eyes, study suggests

Coffee may be good for your eyes, study suggests

Chlorogenic acid, a powerful antioxidant found in coffee, has been shown to prevent age-related retinal degeneration in mice, and scientists say it may also play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases.A coffee a day could help keep eye diseases at bay, according to a joint study out of South Korea and the U.S., which…

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222014May
Nutrition for Macular Degeneration

Nutrition for Macular Degeneration

Nutrition plays an important role in optimising macular health, and reducing the risk of macular degeneration. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet will be good for overall wellbeing as well as eye health. For some people an appropriate supplement may also be an important consideration. Adopting these simple practices as a normal part of your diet…

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22014Mar
Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

The theme for this year’s World Glaucoma Week is – B.I.G- Beat Invisible Glaucoma. You can Beat Invisible Glaucoma with a simple optic nerve check. Everyone hopes to preserve their eyesight- this World Glaucoma Week help by taking part in the World’s B.I.G Breakfast. This is especially important if you have been diagnosed as having…

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