Researchers patent new corneal injury repair technique

Researchers at the University of Bradford, UK, have applied for a patent for a new technique that they say will effectively enable the body to ‘grow’ a...

Tick-borne vision issues

US researchers have discovered that peripapillary ischaemia around the optic nerve — especially in children or adults under 60 — is associated with tick-borne...

J&J’s push for eyecare equity

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) to close the gap on eye health for Aboriginal communities.   The...

VR eases MRI experience

Researchers from King’s College London have created a novel interactive virtual reality (VR) experience for patients undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging...

Alert Level 3 guideline changes for allied health professionals

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) on 19 October 2021 ODOB: NEW UPDATE ON GOVERNMENT...

RANZCO on dyslexia – it’s not in the eyes

Dyslexia is not a vision problem but a language-processing disorder, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the...

NDDs and vision anomalies

A Spanish study investigating the relationship between visual problems and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity...

OptiLight secures FDA approval

Lumenis has received the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) De Novo authorisation for its newest intense pulsed light (IPL) device OptiLight, designed...

Lower BP linked to glaucoma

A retrospective study of 7,501 eyes has shown that lower blood pressure is associated with faster rates of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) loss.

Long shelf-life corneas now in NZ

Ready-to-use electron beam (e-beam) irradiated corneas and sclera with a two-year shelf life are now available in New Zealand.

Quickest way to the heart? Through the eye

Researchers from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in the US have shown it may be possible to detect heart disease using retinal optical...

OCT scanning by robot

Engineers and ophthalmologists at Duke University in North Carolina, US, have developed a robotic optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that scans...

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