Entries by Team Focus

Tissue created from stem cells used to improve vision successfully

Researchers have claimed a breakthrough following the successful use of stem cells to repair eye tissue and improve vision among patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. As part of the project, organ donor stem cells were used to create tissue, which was then transplanted to patients as part of a randomised clinical trial. Led by […]

Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include: At least 18 years of age Stable eyeglass and contact lens prescription for at least 2 to 3 years Stable vision over at least the past year No history or findings […]

Colour changing CL to aid drug delivery into eye

Chinese scientists have engineered drug-delivering contact lenses that change colour to report exactly how much medicine has been released to the eye. The research was conducted by a team from China Pharmaceutical University and the State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics at Southeast University. They believe their work will help eye doctors accurately treat eye diseases […]

UTS Clinicians Evening

One of our very experienced orthoptists Ana was invited to speak to final year orthoptic students at the University of Technology’s  clinicians evening that was held on Wednesday 7th November at the Discipline of Orthoptics. Ana has been a hard working orthoptist for 35 years. She graduated in 1983 and commenced work as an ophthalmic […]

Australian tech could end need for daily eye drops

Australian tech could end need for daily eye drops A clinical-stage Australian biotechnology company, PolyActiva, has recruited patients into its Phase I clinical trial for a new ocular implant that could improve the daily lives of millions of glaucoma patients. PolyActiva has used its proprietary polymer prodrug technology to develop ocular implants that, when placed […]

Winter UV Eye Safety

Do you take precautions before you enjoy beautiful winter days? Winter UV rays can be as harmful as the summer sun! Call 02 9663 3927 for a consultation!