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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of preventable blindness of working-age adults in the world.1 In Australia it is one of the top five causes of irreversible blindness among …

Pharmacy council notes an increasing number of complaints relating to the compounding of eye drops in community pharmacies Over the last few months, there has been an increasing number of …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Management of insomnia in primary care Insomnia is a common sleep disorder involving difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and …

Brad Butt takes an up-close look at a growing issue Diabetes is: Estimated to affect 1.2 million or 5% of the Australian population Diabetes is ranked in the top 10 …

Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to be able to advise patients suffering from dry eye symptoms, whether they are actively seeking help for their symptoms or not. By Megan Zabell, BOptom, …

The risk of medicine-related adverse ocular events is increasing as our population ages. By knowing the warning signs of the more serious adverse events, pharmacists can improve outcomes for their …

Early detection and adherence to treatment are vital to slow glaucoma progression. Pharmacists have a vital role to play in counselling patients to have regular eye checks and, for those …

Pharmacists are well placed to help reduce the risk of glaucoma progression by recognising the signs and symptoms, counselling on appropriate medication use, and aiding in medication adherence, writes Dr …

A biodegradable implant to help with eye disease has been added to the PBS, for patients who are intolerant or resistant to systemic corticosteroids Ozurdex (dexamethasone 700µg) sustained-release intravitreal implant …

The questions you should ask to help diagnose and treat this common condition Dry eyes may sound like a minor issue but for some it can be agonising and persistent, …

The increased risk of glaucoma for people who have a family member with the condition will be a focus for this year’s Glaucoma Week (8-14 March), says Glaucoma Australia CEO …