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Early detection of diabetic eye diseases

The new imaging technique we use supports early detection of diabetic eye disease. Diabetes remains the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Australian adults, yet evidence shows us that early detection and timely treatment can prevent the majority of diabetes-related vision loss. Diabetes damages blood vessels all over the body including those int eh eyes…. Read more

Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining good eye health There are certain lifestyle changes you can make to keep your eyes as healthy as possible. A healthy and balanced diet Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential for maintaining good health and preventing many diseases from occurring. A balanced diet means eating a wide variety of foods from within… Read more

Telehealth forges new path in patient management

RHIANNON BOWMAN  The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a telehealth revolution that’s helping mitigate disruption for practitioners and patients. Leading professionals share their telehealth tips and discuss why the technology might be here to stay. As the COVID-19 curve continues to flatten, parts of Australia are easing restrictions. There are also promising signs of a partial return… Read more

Riley’s Story

“I could lose my vision. I just want to be able to see, like any other person.” Riley, a patient of the Lions Eye Institute  When Riley was little, his mum and dad would be standing in his brightly lit bedroom doorway after saying  goodnight, but he didn’t know they were there. He couldn’t see… Read more

COVID-19: At home, not “in home”: protecting young eyes

18 May 2020 – Article credit: InSight+. Read the full article here The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in major disruptions to our daily lives. Although restrictions are easing, Australians are still directed to spend the majority of their time at home. Continuity of education at schools is still a topic of debate, but… Read more

ABC Radio Interview with Dr Hessom Razavi – Notes on a Pandemic

Did you catch our very own Dr Hessom Razavi’s interview on @ABC’s Early Mornings with Barry Nicholls yesterday where he spoke about his first-hand experience in how the medical community, and society as a whole has responded to the Coronavirus crisis. This fascinating insight was sparked by his article for the Australian Book Review Notes… Read more

Successful world class results announced for Retinitis Pigmentosa

The Lions Eye Institute alongside PYC Therapeutics have been progressing a highly promising drug for the treatment of the leading cause of childhood blindness, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is a debilitating condition that begins in childhood and leads to blindness in patient’s between the ages of 20 and 40. There are no treatment options currently… Read more

What does increased time spent indoors mean for the health of our kids eyes?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has seen the Australian population and indeed a large part of the world’s population retreat inside, in response to social isolation measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of the epidemic. This has been accompanied by concern about increased health issues including anxiety and depression, domestic violence, and worsening chronic health conditions due to… Read more

Notes on a pandemic: How society has responded to Covid-19

Have you met Dr Hessom Razavi, a retinal specialist and an ophthalmic consultant here at the Lions Eye Institute? In addition to a long list of awards and professional achievements, Dr Razavi is a published poet and talented essayist. In November last year he was awarded the Australian Book Review’s inaugural Behrouz Boochani Fellowship and… Read more

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