The eyes are the key to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Posted July 16, 2014

The current detection of Alzheimer’s disease relies on brain imaging, typically in the later stages of the disease when there has already been significant damage.  The initial results from a Perth study have indicated that signs of Alzheimer’s can be seen in an eye scan 20 years before there are other symptoms. Detection of these […]

Will Australia re-design it’s banknotes for the vision impaired?

Posted July 3, 2014

The Human Rights Commission is investigating a complaint against the Reserve Bank of Australia over banknotes not having tactile markings. The complaint to the Human Rights Commission says that Australian banknotes discriminate against the 300,000 people living with visual impairment because they lack the tactile markings. Australian banknotes are printed in differing colours and sizes, […]

Sydney Ophthalmologist Dr Frank Martin Receives Award

Posted July 2, 2014

Congratulations Dr Frank Martin – Sydney ophthalmologist Dr Frank Martin awarded Michelle Beets Memorial Award. Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists very own Dr Frank Martin has been awarded the peer-nominated second annual Michelle Beets Memorial Award. This award provides $20,000 to buy medical equipment to improve and further the provision of care for children. This funding will […]