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Eye hospital opens with CSI surgeries

Among the first patients to be admitted to a new ophthalmic hospital in Cape Town will include indigent patients, who cannot afford eye surgery.

4 Oct 2016

Opticians marketing to help the practice

It is so often noticed that opticians only buy ads in newspapers or rent billboards. That is not a correct approach. Here are some tips that you may want to consider to help the entire practice...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

Nelson Mandela Prize winners feted

The planting of a small food garden this summer just outside United Nations headquarters in New York was more than a decorative effort by a gardener with a green thumb. It was one of many 'Time to Serve' activities in the worldwide 'Take Action, Inspire Change' campaign motivated by former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela...

By Bo Li 29 Dec 2015

Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...

31 Mar 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

Beat invisible glaucoma

The international theme for this year's World Glaucoma Week is once again, "Beat Invisible Glaucoma." Glaucoma is a group of diseases, with open-angle glaucoma being the most common form...

12 Mar 2015

Take care of your eyes at work

Workplace Eye Wellness Awareness Month (March 2015) is a global initiative to increase awareness of the daily risks that can affect good vision in the work environment...

2 Mar 2015

Being out in the light can leave you in the dark - UV radiation and you

While UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun's rays, they are the main cause of the sun's damaging effects on the eyes...

17 Dec 2014

Get your eyes tested now

Following the end of National Eye Care Awareness Month on 20 October 2014, it is important to go for that eye test, as blindness can be averted through early detection and treatment.

By Andre Horn 17 Oct 2014

Study for genetic eye conditions seeks candidates

Several Eastern Cape families have been identified as part of a genetics study into eye conditions that cause progressive loss of sight, Retina South Africa's Gail Cillié said.

By Estelle Ellis 23 Sep 2014

BrailleNote Apex computers revolutionises education

BrailleNote Apex computers, with groundbreaking, inclusive technology, are bringing low vision and blind learners into the classroom. The technology will be on show at SABC African EduWeek to showcase latest classroom technology from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

24 Jun 2014

Staying healthy at your desk

The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

By Alexa Garthwaite 20 Feb 2014

Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations

Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.

9 Jan 2014

Eye examinations available online

Digital Optometry today announced the launch of its new global website, which offers eye examination software Spectrum Eyecare, making superior vision examinations available to all.

5 Dec 2013

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International

Huge medical advertising and marketing mistakes

Whenever talking about medical advertising and marketing the big problems rely in creating an ethical campaign and getting the desired results. This may seem to be really simple but various different mistakes appear because a campaign in this industry needs to be approached from other angles than those we may be used to. Let's discuss some of the really common mistakes so we can get the results we are after.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 hours ago

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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