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eye health


PDL has warned pharmacists to pay careful attention when dispensing scripts for Atropine eye drops The organisation has received a number of incident reports featuring prescriptions for Atropine 0.01% eye …

Several patient stakeholder groups have made submissions to the Queensland pharmacy inquiry—and none support ownership deregulation Instead, there is significant support for the current ownership model, as well as an …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Patient considerations in the treatment of COPD: focus on the new combination inhaler fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol The pharmacological treatment for stable COPD …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Racial/ethnic variation and risk factors for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions Analysis of US Medicaid data shows black, Asian …

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 …

Ben Basger highlights eight key points about glaucoma Glaucoma can eventually lead to complete blindness. It can be present for a long time before one has symptoms, and about half …

Why eyesight is getting weaker due to modern lifestyle habits, and the role nutrition plays in maintaining good vision We usually focus on our heart, muscles and bone health but …

Vision Australia has announced Priceline Pharmacy as the new presenting partner of Carols by Candlelight Vision Australia made the announcement on World Sight Day today (Thursday 12 October 2017). Priceline …

An Auspharm forum member writes: “After the big fine they have pulled the targeted pain relief range of Nurofen and now they are discontinuing from 30/4/17 Optrex Itchy and the …

Explainer: what is glaucoma, the ‘sneak thief’ of sight? Jason Yosar, The University of Queensland If you’re one of the millions of Australians who regularly see an optometrist, you’re probably …

Explainer: what is conjunctivitis and how did I get it? Jason Yosar, The University of Queensland Conjunctivitis is an eye disease that has been described since antiquity. Ancient Roman oculists, …

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, …