Street simulations to combat falls

By 2050, the number of people over 65 will have tripled worldwide and around one in three living at home will have at least one fall per year, according to the UK’s National Health Service. At the Vision Institute in Paris, Emmanuel Gutmann has developed a unique platform, called StreetLab, to reproduce naturalistic situations to assess and help improve the autonomy and mobility of visually impaired people and seniors... 

Contact lens-related keratitis in New Zealand

In the early Sixties, driven by the efforts of pioneering dentist-turned-contact lens manufacturer Eugene Hirst (original co-founder of Mortimer Hirst...

Light at the end of the lockdown tunnel

Roughly one year ago, the nation and the world were catapulted into our brand-new world of Covid-19 lockdown and home confinement. Fears began to surface...

Introducing the SSKR optometry module

Kiwi optometrists are being asked to sign-up to the new Save Sight Keratoconus Registry (SSKR) optometry module.

CCLSNZ 2021: the conference that almost wasn’t

February 2020 saw the first cases of Covid-19 appear in New Zealand. Over the following weeks borders were gradually closed and, as we know, New Zealand...

Risk factors for conjunctival melanoma recurrence

Although conjunctival melanoma is uncommon, when diagnosed late it can lead to metastatic disease and even death. It is classified according to the American...

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