A new campaign was launched this week – Beat Invisible Glaucoma (B.I.G.) – calling on Australians to fight glaucoma, one of the leading causes of avoidable blindness and vision loss in Australia.
Vision 2020 Australia gears up for World Sight Day
Vision 2020 Australia is once again preparing for World Sight Day (WSD), which this year falls on Thursday 10 October. The theme for 2013 is ‘Universal Eye Health’ which was born out of the new Global Action Plan launched earlier this year. The Action Plan’s purpose is to increase access to comprehensive eye care services that are integrated into health systems, and reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment by 25 per cent by 2019.
Eyes on Hobart: RANZCO Congress
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Annual Scientific Congress, known to most ophthalmologists as simply ‘RANZCO’, will be held in Hobart from 2-6 November, 2013. The theme is Ophthalmology, an Art and a Science.