Vision therapy inspired by bats

European scientists have developed a new therapeutic approach based on gene therapy, that could provide a new form of sight to patients suffering from...

Eye care continues during lockdown

Victoria’s allied health professionals can remain open and ophthalmologists can continue with elective surgery during the re-instated lockdown across metropolitan...

New amblyopia screening tool

US medical start-up Rebion has developed a handheld paediatric vision scanner to help clinicians screen for amblyopia.

Celebrating excellence despite Covid

The much-anticipated Excellence in Ophthalmology and Vision Research Prize Evening may have been knocked back by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the 2020 awardees...

Eye-tracking for MS?

Neurotech and artificial intelligence (AI) start-up C Light has developed a non-invasive, fast and objective retinal eye-tracking technology to help doctors...

Shock and emotion: the parental perspective of eye disease

A recent Australian survey has found many parents are shocked to learn their children have vision problems and struggle with a range of issues and emotions...

New device to fix retinal tears

US-based ophthalmic device manufacturer BVI has launched CryoTreq, a single-use, handheld cryo-surgery device it claims will “revolutionise” retinal tear...

Worrying results from Welcome to School study

Uncorrected refractive errors account for up to 96% of visual impairment in school-aged children and are associated with amblyopia and strabismus development,...

A breathalyser for Covid-19?

Ohio State University researchers are testing a new breathalyser that could act as a cheap, quick and more patient-friendly test for Covid-19 compared...

VR surgery trainees, caffeine and beta blockers

A joint US-Brazilian study has shown coffee hinders the performance of new vitreoretinal (VR) surgeons, while beta blockers may improve it.

oDocs’ inaugural award winner

Innovative eye care technology enterprise oDocs Eye Care has awarded it’s first oDocs Project Grant Award to fifth year Otago medical student Aqeeda Singh....

Art and optics: The beautiful and the curious

The British Optical Association Museum’s latest exhibition, Pathos Ocularis - The Beautiful and the Curious, was inspired by artist Iluá Hauck da Silva’s...

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