Low GI diet for AMD, and more news in brief

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A study in mice suggests replacing white bread with whole grain bread might help to halt or prevent dry AMD.

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No funding for stand-alone stent devices

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Glaucoma patients are missing out on eye stent devices that lower IOP unless they also have cataract surgery.

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Are you ready for My Health Record?

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A free webinar series on computerising allied health will ensure optometrists aren’t disadvantaged when using My Health Record.

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Online membership renewal

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Optometry Australia members must reset their Member Portal password if they wish to renew their membership online.

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Only half the truth: AOA refutes Oklahoma study findings

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A study comparing laser trabeculoplasty outcomes performed by optometrists and ophthalmologists in Oklahoma has stirred debate about optometrists’ scope of practice.

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Have privacy protocols in place

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Privacy Awareness Week 2017 reminds optometrists to handle patient data with care.

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Happy Mother’s Day optometrists

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Today we take a fresh look at South Australia’s Mums and Bubs Hub for optometry parents.

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ARVO round-up, and more news in brief

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Melbourne researcher Sloan Jiang-Hui Wang has won the student prize for best poster presentation at ARVO 2017.

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New toolkit for MD week

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Free resources to help save sight are available for Macular Degeneration Awareness Week.

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Trachoma fight gains traction

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Experts involved in programs to eradicate trachoma in Australia are aiming to follow the example of Mexico which is free of trachoma.

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Budget outcome disappoints optometry

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Indexation of Medicare rebates for optometry services will be reinstated from 1 July 2019, the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, announced in the Federal Budget tonight.

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Recommended fees updated as freeze continues

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An updated Schedule of Recommended Consultation Fees is now available to members on Optometry Australia’s website.

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Scrap the freeze or optometry bleeds

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National president Andrew Hogan has called on the government to reinstate Medicare indexation for optometric services.

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Antibiotic eye-drops on PBS, and more news in brief

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Chloramphenicol has been added to the PBS for Indigenous patients.

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Member focus group to discuss the future

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Places are filling fast for the Future of Optometry evening hosted by Optometry NSW/ACT.

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