Whilst we appreciate that there is general fatigue about COVID-19, the ongoing and varying restrictions around the country are a stark reminder that this pandemic is not over and its impact on our sector continues.
A world-first clinical trial led by Melbourne researchers suggests vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) could play an important role in protecting against retinal ganglion cell damage that leads to blindness in glaucoma.
Tagged as: Glaucoma
A review of evidence, published in July’s Clinical and Experimental Optometry, indicates the eye is an unlikely site for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, suggesting coronaviruses are not likely to bind to ocular surface cells to initiate infection.
Tagged as: Clinical & Experimental Optometry (CXO), COVID-19, Eye examinations, Patient management, Universities
Adelaide optometrist and clinician/scientist Professor Konrad Pesudovs is the 14th recipient of the prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal for his outstanding contributions to vision research. We talk to him about his remarkable research career.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Cataracts, Clinical & Experimental Optometry (CXO), Universities
Adelaide optometrist José Estevez is part of a team granted $1.4 million government funding to improve detection, screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tagged as: Diabetes, Indigenous eye health, Patient management, Universities
A meta-analysis of studies has provided ‘conclusive evidence’ that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts.
Tagged as: Cataracts, Patient management
Two optometrists studying their PhDs at UNSW are the recipients of prestigious awards from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Contact lenses, Dry eye, International, Myopia, Patient management, Students, Universities
Research showing IPL and meibomian gland expression improve dry eye wins 2020 Hewett award for Julie and Katrina
Queensland optometrists Dr Julie Albietz and Associate Professor Katrina Schmid are the recipients of Clinical and Experimental Optometry’s 2020 J Lloyd Hewett Outstanding Paper Award.
Tagged as: Clinical & Experimental Optometry (CXO), Dry eye, Patient management, Practice equipment
Optometry Australia members delivering services under the Visiting Optometrists Scheme are invited to give feedback
Optometry Australia members have the opportunity to participate in a quick survey about the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS), with the Commonwealth Department of Health currently reviewing the Service Delivery Standards.
Tagged as: Advocacy & government, Patient management
iPad perimetry app enables regular home monitoring by AMD and glaucoma patients to detect vision changes
An iPad app allowing regular home monitoring by AMD and glaucoma patients enables them to detect vision changes, prompting them to seek help from their optometrist.
Tagged as: AMD, Glaucoma, Patient management, Practice equipment