Children With Vision Impairment In Tanzania Using iPads

Posted January 31, 2016

Two children with vision impairments due to albinism living in Tanzania have recently received iPads to use at school thanks to two Australian charities. Sebastian and Selemani attend the school of St Jude, a school in Tanzania which aims to educate disadvantaged children who show academic potential. The school operates much like a boarding school, […]

The Bionic Eye

Posted January 14, 2016

We often get asked about developments in the bionic eye project. Here is some of the latest research and development on the bionic eye project in Australia: Researchers and scientists from Australia’s Monash University are preparing to implant a new version of the bionic eye in 2016. The thing that is a little different about […]

Start A Healthy Year – Get Your Eyes Checked

Posted January 14, 2016

Happy New Year from the team at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists! A great way to start a healthy new year is to book in a comprehensive eye check with your eye doctor or optometrist. Many eye problems do not have any symptoms in the initial disease stages, so it is important to have regular eye checks […]

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Posted January 7, 2016

An article published in the journal of Paediatrics in November 2015 has found that breastfeeding may play a strong role in protecting premature newborn babies from developing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). The large scale retrospective Meta-analysis study showed that breastfeeding can significantly lower the incidence of Retinopathy of Prematurity in preterm infants. The data from […]