HIV drugs mitigate dry AMD risk

A review of health insurance databases has found that people taking nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) to treat HIV are almost 40% less...

Algorithm flags patients with potential ocular injury

US researchers have developed an algorithm to enable non-ophthalmologists to assess orbital fracture patients and flag those for ophthalmology referral,...

Kiwi symbols part of HAT

A simple printed vision chart, using optotypes designed by the University of Auckland, that can be downloaded and printed has proved its worth in a recent...

High CVI rates in kids

A survey of UK primary school children has shown that, on average, at least one in every class of 30 is affected by cerebral visual impairment (CVI)‐related...

Fatty acid supplements reduce ROP risk

A three-year clinical trial of enteral supplementation with fatty acids in premature infants has demonstrated a lowering of the risk of severe retinopathy...

Trial of AI to predict DR

EviRed, a new artificial intelligence algorithm, is being ‘trained’ to predict the risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR) using modern imaging techniques.   Professor Ramin Tadayoni at...

AMD exacerbates Covid complications

A study of 6,398 Covid-19-infected patients has shown that those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) declined more rapidly, died at three times...

Drops to replace anti-VEGF injections?

Exonate has begun a 48-patient clinical trial of its EXN407 drops for diabetic macular oedema (DMO), hoping they will eventually supplant intravitreal...

CERA researchers seek IRD patient views

Australian adults and parents of children with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) are being asked to contribute their views to a new research survey on...

Remembering celebrated optics inventor

Bernard Maitenaz, inventor of the Varilux progressive lens improving the lives of millions of presbyopes globally and redefining an entire industry, has...

Optometrists’ evolving role in glaucoma

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has honed its education offerings to reflect the increasing opportunities for collaboration with ophthalmologists....

Imaginary Lines

Ørgreen’s new capsule collection, Imaginary Lines, offers a modern take on classic shapes with a pop of fresh and vivid colours. The titanium collection...

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