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24 September 2021

Decision on trainee progression during the COVID-19 pandemic

On Thursday 23 September 2021, an email was sent out to RANZCO Fellows and trainees regarding trainee's progression through the...
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20 September 2021

Supercharge your CPD!

In light of the postponement of Congress and with just three months left for 2021, the CPD Team have put together a...
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15 September 2021

RANZCO signs open letter on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions

RANZCO has joined the AMA, Doctors for the Environment Australia, (DEA), ANZCA, RACGP, ACRRM, CICM, RACMA, RANZCP, RACP, RANZCOG and...
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6 September 2021

Congress update

The RANZCO Board met on Friday afternoon to consider the timing and format of Congress 2021 in light of the...
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26 August 2021

RANZCO co-signs with other colleges on welcome postponement of elective surgery

RANZCO, along with other specialist medical colleges across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia support the temporary postponement of all non-urgent...
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5 July 2021

No place for sexism, sexual harassment of violence in healthcare

RANZCO endorses the AHPRA and MBA’s “No place for sexism, sexual harassment or violence in healthcare” joint statement. Read the...
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25 May 2021

RANZCO Future of Eye Care Symposium 2021

On 17 April, RANZCO held a virtual symposium on the Future of Eye Care. The speakers and panelists shared their...
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19 May 2021

Help spread the word on New Family Focused Campaign

Glaucoma Australia has launched a new family-focused awareness campaign called 'Begins With You', to mobilise people diagnosed with glaucoma to...
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18 May 2021

Preventing Eye Injuries

Open globe injuries are one of the leading causes of single eye blindness in Australia. RANZCO Fellow A/Prof Chameen Samarawickrama...
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12 May 2021

RANZCO President and CEO Attend the 2021 WA Branch Meeting

Last weekend, RANZCO President Prof Nitin Verma and RANZCO CEO, David Andrews attended the recently concluded WA Branch meeting on...
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11 May 2021

Dangers of cosmetic eyelash serums containing prostaglandin Analogues

Recent media coverage is raising awareness among ophthalmologists and the public on the potential risks of using cosmetic eyelash growth...
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29 April 2021

RANZCO Participates in the NATSIEHC 2021: The Gap and Beyond

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) convened the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC) 2021: The Gap and...
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28 April 2021

Climate Emergency declared by IAPB on Earth Day 2021

On 22 April, Earth Day 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has declared a Climate Emergency....
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13 April 2021

Eye2Eye Q1 2021 is now available!

"Unpacking Sustainability: Future Proofing Ophthalmology" is the theme for the 2021 Q1 edition of Eye2Eye. In this issue, we talk about...
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9 April 2021

RANZCO updates PM on Eye Care Initiatives

RANZCO CEO, Dr David Andrews, recently travelled to Canberra to meet with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to discuss a range...
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15 March 2021

Updates on the regulation of Australian practitioners during COVID-19

Please visit the AHPRA website for latest updates on vaccination statements, important practitioner information, education and accreditation, surge workforce, and...
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12 March 2021

15 trainees complete RANZCO Eye Anatomy Exam

Once accepted into the RANZCO Ophthalmology Trainee program, one of the first exams that trainees face is Anatomy (Written and...
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9 March 2021

RANZCO Supports Glaucoma Awareness Week

Known as the 'silent thief of sight', glaucoma develops slowly for most people and a considerable amount of peripheral vision...
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5 March 2021

RANZCO submits Pre-Budget Submission to Federal Government

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) recently submitted our 2021-2022 pre-budget submission to the government. Our...
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26 February 2021

IAPB Vision Atlas

Did you know 90% of vision loss globally is preventable or treatable? Or that 55% of people around the world...
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18 February 2021

Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health

Approximately 1.1 billion people are currently living with untreated vision impairment. More than 90% of these cases can be prevented...
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25 January 2021

Eye2Eye 2020 Q4 Edition — Now available!

The latest edition of Eye2Eye has been distributed mid-December 2020 with the theme "Career Cartography: Mapping Paths to Professionalism". In...
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12 October 2020

Heather Mack’s Outgoing President Message

Clinical A/Prof Heather Mack released a video of her final message as Outgoing RANZCO President. A/Prof Mack also announced the...
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9 October 2020

RANZCO Annual Report 2019-2020

The RANZCO Annual Report for 2019-2020 has now been released. You may also find this in the Annual Reports page...
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8 October 2020

World Sight Day 2020 – RANZCO and Diabetes Australia Joint Media Release

Ending preventable blindness: KeepSight helps people with diabetes see a better future. This #WorldVisionDayAU 2020 RANZCO has teamed up with...
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21 September 2020

Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society Free Webinar – 22 September 2020

The Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society will be launching their webinar series that starts with their inaugural session tomorrow 22 September...
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15 September 2020

Māori Language Week 2020

E ngā Tauira o ō mātou Kareti, ko te tekau mā whā ki te rua tekau o Mahuru, ngā rā...
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7 September 2020

Media Release from the Minister for Health

The media release from the Minister for Health regarding the recent World Health Assembly Resolution reaffirms the Government's commitment to...
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2 September 2020

What is an ophthalmologist?

Prof Nitin Verma AM, President-elect of RANZCO explains what an ophthalmologist is and how they lead a team of dedicated...
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17 August 2020

A Video from the Incoming RANZCO President

In June, Prof Nitin Verma AM was elected by the RANZCO Council as President-elect. At the 10 October 2020 Council...
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14 August 2020

RANZCO on International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples

RANZCO respectfully acknowledges the continuous connection to land, sea and culture of Indigenous peoples across the world. Read more in...
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13 August 2020

Guidance for elective procedures post COVID-19

RANZCO has joined ANZCA and RACS, RANZCOG and RACDS to agree on guidance for elective procedures post COVID-19. Available evidence...
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30 July 2020

RANZCO supports new Closing the Gap targets

RANZCO acknowledges the continued leadership of the Coalition of Peaks in the formation of the new Closing the Gap partnership....
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27 July 2020

Dr Harry Nespolon – RACGP President

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)...
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20 July 2020

National Diabetes Week 2020

Last Saturday 18 July, marked the end of National Diabetes Week 2020. We asked RANZCO Fellow and 2020 Australian of...
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26 June 2020

2020 Australian of the Year wraps up the RANZCO webinar series

Dr James Muecke AM, RANZCO Fellow and 2020 Australian of the Year, wrapped up RANZCO's 11-week webinar series on Thursday...
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22 June 2020

RANZCO Māori Action Plan

In 2020, the RANZCO Māori and Pasifika Eye Health Committee is progressing work towards the RANZCO Māori Action Plan. Underpinning...
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18 June 2020

RANZCO Booth at the WOC2020 Virtual

The RANZCO booth is looking good and we're getting excited for the start of WOC2020 Virtual! Don't forget to add...
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15 June 2020

Eye Health Announcement

RANZCO welcomes the Federal Government's investment of $35M in key health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and...
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15 June 2020

RANZCO Announces New President-Elect

RANZCO is very pleased to announce the Council's appointment of Prof Nitin Verma as President-elect. Prof Verma will formally take...
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9 June 2020

Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours

A big congratulations to RANZCO Fellows Dr Harold Spiro and Dr Arthur Briner who were awarded the Medal of the...
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5 June 2020

RANZCO Celebrates #CrazySocks4Docs Day

RANZCO celebrated #CrazySocks4Docs day - an important campaign that highlights the importance of medical professionals talking about, and caring for...
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4 June 2020

RANZCO Joint Statement with The Fred Hollows Foundation

RANZCO, in partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, recognises that we need practical steps towards reconciliation and closing the gap...
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28 May 2020

RANZCO Celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2020

RANZCO is celebrating this year's National Reconciliation Week along with the rest of Australia from 27 May to 3 June....
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25 May 2020

RANZCO Staff celebrates Biggest Morning Tea and Eid al-Fitr

Today, the RANZCO staff celebrated Eid al-Fitr and Australia's Biggest Morning tea. The Morning Tea aims to raise money for...
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13 May 2020

Dr Grant Raymond on ABC Radio Adelaide Today

RANZCO’s Vice President, Dr Grant Raymond, was on ABC Radio Adelaide this morning reminding Australians not to jeopardise their eye...
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13 May 2020

35th APAO Congress 2020 has been cancelled

APAO has announced that the 35th APAO Congress scheduled on 5-9 August 2020 in Xiamen, China has been cancelled. They...
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11 May 2020

RANZCO Congress 2021

RANZCO launches Congress 2021 website - we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in November 2021.
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11 May 2020

IVI Treatment during COVID-19

RANZCO supports MDFA's message to stop people going unnecessarily blind during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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4 May 2020

Nominations sought for RANZCO President-elect

Nominations are now being sought for the position of President-elect. The RANZCO Council votes on this appointment on 13 June...
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1 May 2020

RANZCO Updates

Visit the COVID-19 webpages for the latest College news and positions. The College has released a position statement on the...
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11 February 2020

RANZCO Statement on Medical Training Survey Results

We're very pleased that the 2019 Australian Medical Training Survey results released today indicate a high rate of satisfaction with...
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10 January 2020

When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The most common eye hazards people face in bushfire circumstances are smoke, noxious/poisonous gases, or thermal hazards such as embers...
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9 October 2019

RANZCO Board Vacancy

Due to the resignations of A/Prof Nitin Verma and Dr Neil Murray, there are now two vacancies on the RANZCO...
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21 May 2019

Notice of changes: SIMG assessment tools and processes

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) undertook a comprehensive review of its SIMG assessment tools and...
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7 March 2019

What a lifetime of sun can do to your eyes

Sun safety is a hot topic over summer, but did you know that it is important to protect your eyes...
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30 January 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists celebrates 50 years

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is pleased to launch the RANZCO 50th golden anniversary logo. This year,...
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14 December 2018

RANZCO endorses the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement

RANZCO endorses the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement, which aims to improve safety and health outcomes for all Australians...
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21 November 2018

Congress 2018: RANZCO working with Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker to foster a positive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees

RANZCO and Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker have held meetings at RANZCO Congress this week and issued the following joint statement: “We...
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29 October 2018

Ophthalmologists call on people to protect their eye this workplace safety month!

October is National Safe Work Month, an initiative led by Safe Work Australia to improve health and safety in the...
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11 September 2018

RANZCO Glaucoma Referral Pathways to DHBs launched in New Zealand

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Glaucoma Referral...
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10 July 2018

RANZCO elects Dr Heather Mack as first female President

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has elected Dr Heather Mack to be their new President....
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26 June 2018

Community members helping shape the future of eye care

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is committed to taking a collaborative approach to shaping the...
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21 June 2018

Don’t fly blind when considering stem cell treatments for eyes, say experts

The Australian experts in the fields of ophthalmology and stem cells, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists...
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15 May 2018

Eye care patient cards to spark more informed conversation between patients and eye care professionals

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists are pleased to...
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15 May 2018

Mega clinics to help clear eye appointment backlog at CM Health

A series of eye care “mega-clinics” will be held at Counties Manukau Health to ensure high risk patients get access...
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15 May 2018

RANZCO AMD Management Guidelines launched across New Zealand

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is pleased to announce the launch of RANZCO Age-related Macular...
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26 April 2018

No scientific evidence that Irlen Syndrome exists, say ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has released a position statement explaining that there is no evidence...
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17 April 2018

RANZCO responds to the Health and Disability Commissioner review

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) welcomes the recent Health and Disability Commissioner report 'Delay in...
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9 April 2018

Keratoconus treatment Corneal Collagen Cross Linking to be supported by Medicare

In a much awaited development, Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CCXL) for keratoconus will be added to the Medicare Benefits Scheme...
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24 March 2018

RANZCO comments on training posts for medical specialists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists responds to today’s article in The Australian on specialist training places...
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1 November 2017

RANZCO launches position statement on billing practices of Indigenous patients

Today, RANZCO is launching a Position Statement about recommended billing practices of Indigenous patients. The aim of this position statement...
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23 October 2017

RANZCO welcomes new Rural Health Commissioner

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) today welcomes the appointment of Australia’s first National Rural Health...
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13 October 2017

Flash photo saves little boy’s life

Toddler Aayaan owes his life to flash photography and his observant parents after an unusual white reflection in his eye...
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4 October 2017

Call to ban eyeball tattooing following another horror story

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has called for a ban on eyeball tattooing following yet...
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18 September 2017

Changes to MBS consultation items co-claiming rules, effective 1/11

The Department of Health has informed RANZCO on changes to claiming rules of MBS subsequent consultation items together with surgical...
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13 September 2017

A celebration of Rising Stars who have a bright vision for the future of eye care

Seven young Fellows from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) were chosen as Rising Stars in...
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6 September 2017

RANZCO statement on healthcare funding and eye injections

“The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) welcomes the current debate about healthcare funding in New Zealand....
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10 August 2017

Ophthalmologists condemn Channel 7 report on behavioural optometry

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has today reacted to the recent Channel 7 News report...
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19 May 2017

Positive indications on ophthalmology waiting list backlog, but more to be done, say ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) says that there are indications from a number of district...
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19 May 2017

RANZCO responds to Southern DHB ophthalmic incidents review

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) welcomes the publication of the Review of 34 ophthalmic (eye)...
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20 March 2017

How an eye exam saved my life

Everyone knows that regular eye exams are important to ensure healthy vision, but for both Dennis Hewitt and Dean Randall...
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15 March 2017

When the ‘silent thief of sight’ strikes in children

Known as the silent thief of sight due to its slow and ‘silent’ progression, glaucoma is a common eye disease...
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30 January 2017

Ophthalmologists warn of the impact of UV exposure on children’s eye health

As the beginning of the school year approaches, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is warning...
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5 January 2017

RANZCO supports the formalisation of AONANC

RANZCO supports the formalisation of the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Associations National Council (AONANC) During RANZCO’s annual Congress in November 2016,...
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23 December 2016

Ophthalmologists welcome announcement of funding to clear District Health Board waiting lists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) welcomes the Ministry of Health’s announcement of additional funding for...
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1 December 2016

Ophthalmologists disappointed at NSW government’s lack of action on dangerous eye ball tattooing

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has today reacted with disappointment following the release of the...
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19 November 2016

RANZCO launches AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy Referral Pathways

Following the launch of their glaucoma referral pathway earlier this year, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists...
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1 November 2016

Hospital waiting time targets causing avoidable blindness; ophthalmologists call for urgent Government review

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has renewed calls for an urgent government review of waiting...
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13 October 2016

RANZCO supports National Eye Health Survey

“RANZCO welcomes the release by Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) of the National Eye...
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15 September 2016

Understanding visual impairment in competitive sports

As Australia and New Zealand’s Paralympians gear up for competition, some of the key contenders to bring home medals are...
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10 August 2016

RANZCO President responds to Medibank’s comments in the The Australian on 8 August

“I and my RANZCO colleagues are extremely confused by Medibank’s statement about the cost of cataract surgery in Australia, especially...
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5 August 2016

RANZCO and Specsavers announce historic collaboration

In an unprecedented collaboration for the eye health sector, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and...
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29 July 2016

Associate Professor Mark Daniell elected new RANZCO President

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has elected Associate Professor Mark Daniell to be their new...
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12 July 2016

Australia’s eye doctors advise people with diabetes to check their eye health

As part of National Diabetes Week (10–16 July) and the Eye Surgeons’ Foundation initiative JulEYE, Australia’s medical eye specialist doctors...
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19 April 2016

Busting Eye Myths

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AFTER YOUR EYES Australian eye specialists dispel common misconceptions about eyes...
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16 March 2016

RANZCO launches its Choosing Wisely Australia messages

RANZCO launches its Choosing Wisely Australia messages The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is releasing today...
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25 February 2016

Eye specialists warning on eye-ball tattoos

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is following with concern the developing issue of eye-ball tattooing...
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4 January 2016

Time for Some Summer Shut-Eye

As we enter the holiday season, many Aussies will be getting ready to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up...
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26 October 2015

1100 EYE SURGEONS IN WELLINGTON FOR OPHTHALMOLOGY CONGRESS

Well over a thousand ophthalmologists and trainees from across Australia, New Zealand and around the world will share and discuss...
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14 October 2015

Vision impaired people deserve the full picture

A call to have free-to-air television networks broadcast audio descriptions for their programs has been endorsed by the Royal Australian...
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8 October 2015

Eye-gazing: the new astrology?

WORLD SIGHT DAY 8 OCTOBER 2015 Poetic licence has it that eyes are the windows to our soul and tell...
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2 October 2015

Experts call for higher retinal screenings this national diabetes week

Diabetes, the fastest growing epidemic of our time, is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Australians under 60. Diabetic...
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3 September 2015

Hands off your eyes!

THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF CHRONIC AND VIGOROUS EYE RUBBING. 3 September 2015: Eye specialists from the Save Sight Institute in...
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27 July 2015

Sight-saving innovations to be unveiled at major Sydney event

An international eye health conference starting in Sydney this Friday will highlight landmark work on genetics and new treatments, which...
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23 July 2015

Patients at risk of losing subsidy for dry eye syndrome

Nearly half a million Australians who suffer dry eye syndrome that makes eyes feel 'gritty' or 'sandy' are at risk...
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17 June 2015

RANZCO’S NEW GOVERNANCE REFLECTS MODERN PRACTICE

              An updated governance arrangement for RANZCO has been successfully implemented after a majority...
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16 June 2015

Ebola among provocative topics at eye conference

                  The effect of Ebola on the eye is on the agenda...
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26 May 2015

Outcomes for Wet Macular Degeneration

Treatment for the nation’s most common cause of blindness – macular degeneration – has turned a corner through the tireless...
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4 May 2015

Mobile devices and eye care: Exciting times ahead?

          Using portable devices to carry out eye checks raises interesting questions around health diagnosis and...
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22 April 2015

Women’s eye health: being proactive the best course of action

Australian women, especially after age 40, need to be vigilant on eye disease, advises the Royal Australian and New Zealand...
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17 March 2015

Corneal eye procedure not dangerous says Peak Body

          Despite a recent media story, an eye procedure known as keratoconus cross-linking is vital and...
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