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New $10 note launched

Tomorrow will see the next generation $10 banknote released into general circulation. The new $10 note features two small raised dots along one edge to assist people who are blind or have low vision, to identify it.


 

OrCam MyEye

Enables those with visual impairment to hear any text appearing on any surface, recognize faces, identify supermarket products and money notes - OrCam MyEye gives independence.


 

The wait is over! A new contact lens measures glucose and intraocular pressure continuously

This development is great news for people who have diabetes and/or glaucoma, as glucose levels in tears and intraocular pressure can be measured continuously.


 

GDF15: a new biomarker yields early detection of neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Is it possible to detect glaucoma even earlier? The answer is yes - by identifying molecular markers that predict or measure neurodegeneration in glaucoma.


 

Glaucoma Drainage Devices

 Glaucoma Drainage Devices are mostly used in more complicated glaucomas, or in eyes where there is a high likelihood of failure of standard glaucoma operations.  


 

Men Neglecting Eye Health

Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing. Having regular eye examinations with an optometrist is critical to having good vision for life.


 

MIGS Malaise – Giving hope to those who need glaucoma MIGS treatment options

If you are missing out on MIGS as a glaucoma treatment option, express your concern to the Federal Health Minister.


 

Recent Interim MBS Listing Raises MIGS Funding Concern

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has listed the interim Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) item number 42705, allowing minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices to continue to be used at the time of cataract surgery, at least until the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) review is completed.


 

Early Detection of Glaucoma? Live Imaging of Ganglion Cells in the Retina

Live imaging of ganglion cells using adaptive optics.

A ganglion cell in the eye is a neuron (nerve) cell located near the inner surface of the retina. It receives visual information and passes this on to the brain to enable people to see.


 

MIGS to Continue as a Reimbursed Glaucoma Treatment Option

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has agreed to list an interim MBS item for the insertion of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices.


 



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