Amniotic membrane for optometrists

In response to enquiries, New Zealand’s Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) has confirmed that using amniotic membranes (AM) for patient care is within an optometrists’ scope of practice, subject to certain restrictions...

Glaucoma: take it or leaf it?

In 1976, Robert Randall took on the United States government and won. Diagnosed with glaucoma and having tried conventional medication, the only treatment...

Why culture and values matter

Your vision, purpose, values and culture guide and inspire your employees. Business owners usually have a strong sense of the behaviours and attitudes...

Dispensing matters: Helping low vision patients

Historically, referrals to Blind Low Vision New Zealand (BLVNZ) have mainly been made by ophthalmologists and optometrists when a patient’s vision reached...

The impact of diet on glaucoma

While drop therapies and surgical intervention are commonly used to control elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with glaucoma, alternative health...

OTC focuses on glaucoma

This year’s Ocular Therapeutics Conference has been divided into four ocular therapeutics evenings (OTEs) due to potential pandemic-related interruptions....

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