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Read on Research indicates a larger role for optometry in genetic testing

Research indicates a larger role for optometry in genetic testing

A recent survey on ocular genetics completed by the University of Melbourne found optometrists have a high interest in genetic testing and gene therapy, but knowledge gaps around referral pathways still need to be bridged.

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Read on Innovative insights into ocular health and neurological conditions to be presented at O=MEGA23/WCO4

Innovative insights into ocular health and neurological conditions to be presented at O=MEGA23/WCO4

Shedding light on the application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology not only to eye disease but extending this to brain disease, University of Melbourne’s A/Prof Christine Nguyen and the Australian College of Optometry’s Dr. Adrian Bruce will explore how thinning of retinal ganglion cell layers observed through OCT imaging can be an indicator of multiple different diseases.

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Read on O=MEGA23/WCO4 clinical conference program to spotlight why optometrists should care about migraine

O=MEGA23/WCO4 clinical conference program to spotlight why optometrists should care about migraine

Research Fellow from the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at The University of Melbourne, Dr. Bao Nguyen, will deliver a much-anticipated keynote presentation at next week’s O=MEGA23/WCO4 conference, focussing on the overlap between migraine and optometry when it comes to diagnosis, management and collaborative care strategies.

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