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The Eye and Ear's Marketing and Communications team coordinates media liaison. You can contact the Media and Communications Coordinator on 9929 8689 or 0412 887 170.

Latest Media Releases

World class virtual reality eye surgery training program begins at Eye and Ear - 9 February 2018
Virtual reality is commonly used to train aviation pilots, now The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is using state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators to train the next generation of eye surgeons.

Garden terror – serious ear injuries caused by yucca plants - 18 January 2018
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is warning gardeners to be careful around yucca plants after a spike in ear injuries caused by the plant being seen in the Emergency Department, in some cases leading to hearing loss.

Eye and Ear launches multilingual hospital infolines - 17 January 2018

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has launched new multilingual patient information lines for people using their services. The hospital infolines are available in six languages to better serve Victoria's diverse communities.

Eye and Ear named Health Service of the Year - 27 October 2017

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has been named the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year at the prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy presented the hospital with the top award at the award ceremony on Thursday evening.

Eye and Ear warns to protect eyes from swooping birds - 18 October 2017

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is warning people to protect their eyes from swooping birds following on from a number of presentations in recent days to the Eye and Ear's Emergency Department with eye injuries from swooping birds.

4000 reasons to celebrate: cochlear implant milestones - 24 July 2017

Young and old were out to celebrate some significant milestones at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital today to mark the 4000th cochlear implant surgery and the 1000th child to receive a cochlear implant at the hospital.

Eye and Ear delivers new Emergency Department - 16 May 2016

The first stage of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s new Emergency Department was officially opened today by the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. From Tuesday 24 May, patients will be treated in the new Emergency Department, which will deliver timely and speciality clinical care to the Victorian community.

Eye and Ear Focus on Eye Safety - 14 February 2016

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is giving an urgent safety warning on the importance of proper eye protection, whether at home or at work, due to the prevalence of serious eye injuries caused by lack of eye protection being seen at the Eye and Ear’s Emergency Department. As part of the eye safety campaign, the Eye and Ear launched an information sheet, Ten tips to protect your eyes which details how you should protect your eyes at home and at work.

New glaucoma clinic established to mark Victorian Eyecare Service 30 year anniversary - 17 December 2015

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced a new glaucoma clinic will be established as a partnership between the Australian College of Optometry and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

A clear new look for the Eye and Ear - 29 October 2014

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital launched a new brand that is a clear depiction of the hospital’s specialist role in caring for the senses.

The Eye and Ear brings balance back to patients’ lives - 14 October 2014

The Eye and Ear officially launched the Gandel Philanthropy Balance Disorders Diagnostics - an area dedicated to a new balance disorder diagnostic and management system, obtained thanks to generous funding from a Gandel Philanthropy Community Build grant.

World Sight Day - Andrew Thomas' Story - 9 October 2014

As we celebrate World Sight Day, Andrew Thomas shares his story about being rushed to the Ear and Ear's Emergency Department, knowing the future of his eye sight was in the best hands.

World Sight Day 2013- Dean Crooks' Story - 10 October 2013

Dean Crooks almost lost the sight in one eye while mowing the lawn. Having had his lacerated cornea successfully repaired at the Eye and Ear, this World Sight Day he shares his story and highlights the importance of wearing safety glasses.

Gandel Philanthropy grant a relief for desperately dizzy - 5 June 2013

Patients suffering from severe balance disorders will soon have access to faster diagnosis and treatment, with the addition of rare, advanced technology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Tom Elliott celebrates World Sight Day - 11 October 2012

Tom Elliott has lived with glaucoma, one of the five leading causes of avoidable blindness for more than 10 years. With 75 per cent of blindness and vision loss avoidable or preventable, Tom and the Eye and Ear are helping to get this message out in celebration of World Sight Day on Thursday 11 October.

Cochlear Limited celebrates 30th anniversary - October 2012

Thirty years ago in October 1982, Melbourne man Graham Carrick made history when a remarkable invention, implanted in his cochlea, was ‘switched on’ – and 15 minutes later he could hear for the first time in 17 years.

A window to the eye from far away - September 2012

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital announced today that it will develop two innovative medical devices that provide better access to specialist eye care for regional Victorians, with $1.5 million funding from the Victorian Government.

Bionic eye patient study announcement - 30 August 2012

In a major development, Bionic Vision Australia researchers have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.

'Sounds for Sam' Book Launch - March 2012

Kerry Redmond's vision became a reality today with the launch of ‘Sounds for Sam’, a picture book resource that will assist young children to prepare for their cochlear implant surgery.