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Second sight, a visually impaired artist’s perspective and expression

Ellen is a passionate botanist, talented artist and PhD graduate from Albany. Being diagnosed with two detached retinas by the Lions Outback Vision mobile clinic in 2019 changed Ellen’s world drastically. In the space of a year she has overcome two urgent retinal detachment repairs and two cataract surgeries. Both cataract operations were delayed indefinitely… Read more

LEI Research Week 2020

Good eyesight plays an integral role in people’s quality of life. The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) will share important developments in research into vision loss and blindness during the Lions Eye Institute’s Research Week 2020. SCOOB! PG Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus… Read more

The importance of healthy vision for road safety

Article source: All About Vision  Reading road signs at a distance enables you to get off the highway at the correct exit. Seeing the dials your dashboard can keep you from running out of fuel or hearing a siren approach from behind because you were speeding. Being able to see clearly is so important to… Read more

Top tips to help tired eyes

Do you feel as though your eyes are often tired or strained?  These are some tips that will help you with those fatigued eyes: Take measured breaks from prolonged time working on one project. If you working on a computer, ensure your screen 20 ~ inches away from your eyes and a little below eye… Read more

Aussie study targets at-risk relatives of glaucoma patients

Story credit: Insight Australia‘s leading Ophthalmic magazine since 1975 | By Rhiannon Bowman  Preliminary results of a study targeting the most at-risk relatives of glaucoma patients suggest approximately 38% have the disease or have suspicious signs and require close monitoring. Glaucoma Australia (GA) estimates that 2,093 first-degree relatives of glaucoma patients have so far received… Read more

Des’ story

Des Wallington, the self-confessed practical joker, believes laughter is the best medicine. He refuses to dwell on the past and is adamant that you don’t get a second chance in life. The 62-year-old former professional power boat racer had lost significant vision in his right eye by the time he was 30 as a result… Read more

No lectern too tall to stop this storyteller

Huge congratulations to one of our youngest and most inspiring Lions Eye Institute patients, six-year-old Eamon Doak, on winning the Prime Minister’s Award for Courage late last year. Speaking to the topic of “My Hearing Future” at the award presentation in Parliament House Canberra, Eamon told this audience that he and his brother Kealan have… Read more

How to avoid the ‘big four’ eye diseases

Thanks to YourLifeChoices for this interesting read | 10th Jul 2020 Early detection can help reduce your risk of the ‘big four’ eye diseases. JulEye is an initiative of RANZCO, through its Australian &  New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF). Dr Ben Ashby, head of optometry at Specsavers was asked to explain the main eye health… Read more

Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration

Article sourced from Medical News Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. The new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in… Read more

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