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Eye hospital opens with CSI surgeries
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

Boris Dzhingarov
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

The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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

Alexa Garthwaite
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 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
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

SAB Social Innovation Award winners 2013
SAB Social Innovation Award winners 2013

The R1-million winner of the third Annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards held in Sandton late last week is 'Vula' Eye Health Mobile Phone App.

5 Nov 2013

State cannot afford to hire the specialists it trains
State cannot afford to hire the specialists it trains

The government is training enough medical specialists but doesn't have the money to employ them all‚ health consultant Nicholas Crisp told delegates to the Hospital Association of SA conference.

By Tamar Kahn 30 Oct 2013

Cataracts can be cured

During Eye Awareness Week (7-11 October) and particularly on World Sight Day, which takes place on 10 October, South Africans are being urged to take care of their vision and to help others do the same. This year's theme is is about cataract surgery - the gift of sight.

8 Oct 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14
Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

Damar Optical launches new site

Optical wholesaling specialists, Damar Optical, recently launched its brand new website. Designed by Hoopla Creative and engineered by iGroup, the site aims to provide customers with the opportunity to conveniently order products at any time of the day.

2 Aug 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Get tested this week for silent thief of sight

Glaucoma, which is the second leading global cause of blindness is often referred to as the silent thief of sight. As this week (10-16 March 2013) is World Glaucoma Week, take the opportunity to have your eyes tested.

11 Mar 2013

Men and women explore the visual world differently
Men and women explore the visual world differently

Everyone knows that men and women tend to hold different views on certain things. However, new research by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in PLoS ONE indicates that this may literally be the case.

30 Nov 2012

New look at putting the lid on those dry eyes
New look at putting the lid on those dry eyes

It isn't only age that can make you feel many different parts of your body, including your eyes, are starting to "dry up". Dry eyes are one of the most common vision-related health problems. They can be a function of the passing of the years. However, dry eyes are becoming more frequent in people of all ages, who spend too much time staring at a computer screen.

1 Nov 2012

Using the eye as a 'window into the brain'
Using the eye as a 'window into the brain'

An inexpensive, five-minute eye scan can accurately assess the amount of brain damage in people with the debilitating autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis (MS), and offer clues about how quickly the disease is progressing, according to results of two Johns Hopkins studies.

26 Oct 2012

Ancient berry could fight diabetic blindness
Ancient berry could fight diabetic blindness

The ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes according to studies conducted by University of Sydney researchers.

8 Jun 2012

Digital Optometry donation supports development of optometric studies
Digital Optometry donation supports development of optometric studies

Digital Optometry will be contributing R2 million rand to support the study of Optometry across South Africa with the donation of over R600 000 worth of optometric software, as well as a prize to the top performing optometric student participating universities.

24 Jan 2012

First patient receives novel gene therapy for type of blindness
First patient receives novel gene therapy for type of blindness

The first patient to receive gene therapy for an incurable type of blindness was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford last week as part of a trial led by Oxford University.

1 Nov 2011

Eye-care myths: Busted? Or not?
Eye-care myths: Busted? Or not?

Your eyes are windows to the world, but many of us aren't blessed with 20/20 vision. Even so, you can take your blinkers off when it comes to eye-care, especially during September, Eye-care Awareness Month.

By Graham Anderson 14 Sep 2011

Spec-Savers sponsors Umzi Wethu students
Spec-Savers sponsors Umzi Wethu students

Two students from the Umzi Wethu hospitality training academy in Port Elizabeth can now 'see clearly' thanks to the sponsorship of Spec-Savers. Lifa Tshali and Lerato Tau received their glasses from Spec-Savers Greenacres franchisee, Antonie Wolmarans on Monday, 29 August 2011.

31 Aug 2011

Results of medication studies in top medical journals may be misleading to readers

A UCLA-Harvard study has highlighted three types of confusing outcome measures. Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests.

By Enrique Rivero 26 Aug 2011

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