FDA-approved OptiLight unveiled

Lumenis showcased its new OptiLight technology for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED) to the Australian and New Zealand market at a recent virtual...

Emerald eyes – nobody buys

Two pairs of extraordinary spectacles with diamond and emerald lenses, once owned by an unknown Mughal prince in South Asia, failed to find a buyer at...

Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

NSW practices welcome the unvaccinated

Optometry practices in New South Wales (NSW) are no longer required to check the Covid-19 vaccination status of staff or patients. The restrictions were...

Oaks study: hope for GA

Intravitreal pegcetacoplan (Empaveli), met its primary endpoints in one of two phase-3 studies for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to...

CLs better with mask wear

A new study confirmed that contact lenses (CLs) offer a better experience than spectacles when paired with face masks, likely improving adherence to mask...

The cost of the cataract queue

An Australian study has found that 61% of patients in New South Wales were still waiting for an initial outpatient appointment 12 months after being referred for...

Anti-insomnia specs!

Russian technology company Rostec has unveiled Blue Sky pro, prototype anti-insomnia glasses it claims will prevent sleep disorders and restore circadian...

Stars and their eyes… Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who took up the lasso of Wonder Woman, revealed she was suffering from photophobia during the filming of Justice League...

Gene therapy boon

French biotech company Eyevensys has secured US$12m in funding to accelerate its programmes using a non-viral gene therapy ocular drug-delivery platform.

Insulin pumps lower DR risk?

A US study has suggested children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps may have a lower likelihood of developing diabetic retinopathy...

The rise of optometric intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) used to exist only in the imaginations of science fiction writers – the self-preserving HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey,...

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