Read on Review indicates coronaviruses unlikely to bind to ocular surface to initiate infection

Review indicates coronaviruses unlikely to bind to ocular surface to initiate infection

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.

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Read on Konrad Pesudovs awarded 2020 Collin medal for outstanding contributions to vision research

Konrad Pesudovs awarded 2020 Collin medal for outstanding contributions to vision research

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.

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Read on José in team to improve diabetic retinopathy outcomes for Indigenous Australians

José in team to improve diabetic retinopathy outcomes for Indigenous Australians

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.

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Read on Research showing IPL and meibomian gland expression improve dry eye wins 2020 Hewett award for Julie and Katrina

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.

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Read on Optometry Australia members delivering services under the Visiting Optometrists Scheme are invited to give feedback

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.

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