TGA expands indications for Eylea

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Bayer has announced that its anti-VEGF drug Eylea has been approved to treat central retinal vein occlusion.

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Tips to prevent work-related injury

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Optometrist and ergonomist Jennifer Long has compiled tips for Optometrists Association to help optometrists prevent work-related discomfort and injury.

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Vision care for Special Olympics athletes

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A volunteer optometry team is conducting vision checks on more than 800 intellectually disabled athletes participating in the 2013 Asia-Pacific Special Olympics in Newcastle.

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HBF joins VSP

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VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare Provider Network today announced that Western Australian health fund, HBF, will be joining its network as a provider starting 1 January 2014.

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Michael Jones appointed new OAA director

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Coffs Harbour optometrist Michael Jones has been appointed to the national board of the Optometrists Association Australia.

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ACCC develops online conduct guide

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A best practice guideline on online reviews and testimonials is being developed by the ACCC. It comes as health insurance fund nib has launched its Whitecoat website, which includes patient reviews ranking ancillary health providers.

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How to turn Bad reviews in social media into Good news

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Every time a patient communicates with your practice, it is an opportunity to deliver a positive experience, writes Jenny Kellett

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Optometry team supports Perth’s homeless

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A Western Australian optometry team has provided optometric services to 70 homeless people in Perth as part of the 2013 Homeless Connect Project.

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QUT optometry students in low vision outreach

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The first of free, monthly low vision clinics was held in Brisbane in November, in a joint venture of Queensland University of Technology and Guide Dogs Queensland

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All roads lead to eye care at RANZCO congress

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Leaders in optometry had a strong presence as speakers at the RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress on 2-6 November in Tasmania.

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CEO Report: Opportunities abound in 2014

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What a year 2013 has been for the profession. Based on the most recent Medicare data, the delivery of primary eye health and vision care services reached record numbers in the Australian community.

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LANDMark team wins Hewett Award

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A research paper outlining the baseline findings of the LANDMark study has received the 2013 J Lloyd Hewett Award for the best paper published in Clinical and Experimental Optometry in the past three years.

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Kate and Emily Queensland’s Optometrists of the Year

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Kate Johnson took out the Hon Bill Hayden AC Queensland Optometrist of the Year Award and Emily Woodman won the Young Optometrist of the Year Award at Optometry’s Night of Nights.

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How a role model set the course for women

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Thirty years ago, Patricia Kiely became the first female optometrist in Australia to receive a PhD.

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Need for better spectacle injuries database

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Eye safety researcher Annette Hoskin is urging optometrists to ask patients about involvement in activities that increase risk of spectacle-related eye injuries and offer lens protection to prevent injuries.

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