Unknown link between common viral infections and autoimmune disease found

Posted October 31, 2014

A previously unknown link between common viral infections and autoimmune disease has been discovered by WA scientists. A study undertaken by the University of WA and the Lions Eye Institute that focused on Sjogren’s syndrome found chronic viral infections can lead to autoimmune disease. Sjogren’s is the second most common autoimmune disease, which causes ‘dry […]

Man with albinism elected into parliament in Africa

Posted October 17, 2014

        For more information about people with this rare condition living in Africa, please visit http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-04/struggle-to-protect-east-africans-living-with-albinism/5790348    

The Tedium of Drops and Ointments

Posted October 3, 2014

While recovering from his vitrectomy, Professor Nathan Efron found his eye drop and ointment regimen to be a tedious episode during his personal journey of retinopexy, cryopexy, vitrectomy and IOL surgery. Although eye care practitioners undoubtedly take great care in considering the right combination, dosage and application frequency of topical eye medications they prescribe, I […]