Eye infection treatment off the PBS

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Chlorsig eye-drops and ointment are no longer available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of 1 January 2016.

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Collagen corneal cross-linking registry

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Keratoconus treatment outcomes are being analysed in a world-first Australian project.

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Better design gives Watkins fundus lens the edge

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A slitlamp fundus lens developed in Australia is easier to use and provides a sharper view of the fundus.

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Rural students allocated bonus points

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Deakin University has introduced a new entry scheme for students wanting to study optometry, in a bid to increase the proportion of non-metropolitan students in the course.

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AHPRA: 4,915 optometrists registered

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The number of optometrists in Australia increased by 2.7 per cent in 2014-2015, with a total of 4,915 now registered, according to the annual report of the national health professions regulator.

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Outdoor activities save sight

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A review of studies confirms the protective association of time outdoors and myopia.

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Half a century of leadership

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Four of Optometry Australia’s State Organisation CEOs have accumulated between them 50 years of leadership in the profession.

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Office hours during festive season

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Optometry Australia's office closes at midday today and reopens on 4 January. Members requiring urgent assistance during this period can contact Optometry Australia on 03 9668 8500.

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Deliver your appliance before claiming - Health fund

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Practitioners’ legal responsibilities in relation to health fund claiming can be confusing so take care and if uncertain, seek advice.

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Optometrists ease hospital load

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Eligible optometrists can provide shared care for children who have been treated at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

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Patients get your keyboard message

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Keying in information during consultations is fast and convenient but you’ve got to keep tabs on it.

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Alternative visual field test for drivers

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Greater discretion in optometrists’ choice of visual fields test would be offered under proposed fitness to drive guidelines.

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New glaucoma clinic to open in Melbourne

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Funding from the Victorian Government will support a new glaucoma clinic in a joint project of the Australian College of Optometry and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

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Fair Work audit on the way

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Fair Work Ombudsman officers will be contacting optometry employers to ensure their employees are receiving correct pay and conditions.

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Holey, chipped, fractured and shattered

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Tony Phillips shares three interesting contact lens cases with useful lessons to be learned.

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