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WGC 2021: Glaucoma detection by optometrists is linked to accessibility of eyecare

Analysing data from Specsavers 345 Australian practices in 2020, Specsavers submitted an e-poster to this year's World Glaucoma E-Congress of the World Glaucoma Association, looking at when access to routine optometric care is restricted, the early detection of glaucoma is greatly inhibited, potentially leading to otherwise avoidable blindness.

COVID-19 and Australia’s eye health

In March 2020, Australia faced unprecedented and immediate disruption to all services as the country battled the unknown effects of COVID-19. The eye health...

Are there enough optometrists in Australia?

In 2018, a report by Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by Specsavers which investigated the supply and demand of Australia’s optometric workforce until 2037. The...

Normal tension glaucoma: Case study and discussion

Written by Tyson Xu BOptom (Hons) BSc, Specsavers Nowra NSW Tyson graduated from UNSW in 2017 and was the recipient of the Andrew Whatham Centre...

The state of glaucoma in Australia

It is estimated that 300,000 Australians over the age of 40 are currently living with glaucoma, and as many as 50% of these are...

OPINION: Annie Gibbins explains Glaucoma Australia patient impact

15 CPD Minutes in Australia OPINION: Annie Gibbins explains Glaucoma Australia patient impact.

How COVID-19 is changing the future of eye care

The rapid uptake of telehealth services to stop the spread of coronavirus is adding impetus to research to develop innovative new ways of diagnosing and monitoring patients with eye disease.

Detecting normal tension glaucoma

It is no secret that too many optometry patients with normal tension glaucoma go undetected. In the Blue Mountains Eye Study, 75% of previously...

WATCH: Research offers hope for glaucoma gene therapy

AU: 15 minutes CPD Researchers have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged optic nerve fibres in a discovery that could lead to new glaucoma treatments in the future.

Case Study: Doug Perkins Medal Australian winner – supporting the community through COVID

The metrics used to determine this year’s Australian and New Zealand winners of the Doug Perkins Medal - which recognises the highest standards of...