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eye health


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, …

Pharmacists and eye care professionals have an important role to play in the eye care of all Australians and together they can provide an optimal level of care, advice and …

Consumers are more concerned about memory loss and the degeneration of their sight than they are about diabetes or cholesterol, new data shows. A new report from Canadean shows that …

Eye and ear care have long been well performing OTC categories yet with greater interaction and the benefit of S3 products up their sleeve, pharmacists can help guide customers on …

Pharmacists can advise on a range of issues around eye health, including the use of drops and preventive advice, writes Louis Roller Pharmacists are often confronted with customers displaying eye …

Transient smartphone-induced blindness may become more frequent due to user behaviour, experts say – and understanding the issue can help avoid unnecessary anxiety and investigation. A group of London eye …

Pharmacists can help people to identify when they need to investigate vision changes, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen That row of bath tiles you know are straight, …

Glaucoma stakeholders are urging Australians to have their eyes checked this World Glaucoma Week – and pharmacists can be key in a referral role among others, experts say. Around 50% …

Pharmacists can have a key role in helping patients take glaucoma medicines correctly, writes Louis Roller Glaucoma is one of numerous eye diseases and visual impairment which increase threefold with …

Half the world’s population—nearly 5 billion people—will be short-sighted by 2050, with up to a fifth of them at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says …