Optic disc drusen and pseudo-papilloedema

It is a common scenario that potentially swollen optic discs are detected on routine eye examination for another purpose. Clearly, if someone presents...

Manuka honey cream for blepharitis

Blepharitis is an epidemic – defined as inflammation affecting the eyelashes, eyelids and the ocular surface, it is widely recognised as one of the most...

CRISPR - An eye on gene editing

Genome engineering or gene editing is a term in increasing use in our lexicon, particularly since the awareness that technologies based on prokaryotic...

Royal recognition for McGhee, Mosen

Queen’s Birthday Honours have been awarded to two prominent figures in the field of eye care. Auckland-based Professor Charles McGhee has been made an...

Albinism 101

The term albinism is derived from the Latin word albus for white. Although the first scientific report of albinism was by Sir Archibald Garrod in 1908,...

Gonioscopy – a closer look at the angle

One of the first challenges of my glaucoma fellowship was mastering gonioscopy and the iridocorneal angle. As you know, there are many indications for...

Troublesome lashes

Eyelashes exist to help protect the ocular surface, but can certainly cause problems, from trivial to very serious.  Worldwide, trachoma is one of the...

Vitreous floaters

The vitreous gel fills the posterior segment of the eye and has a volume of about 4ml. It is composed of 98% water and 2% structural proteins and extracellular...

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) in NZ

Glaucoma surgery has come a long way since the days of Dr Louis de Wecker, described as the father of glaucoma filtration surgery in 1869. Sugar, Cairns...

The potential of ROCK inhibitors in the treatment of ocular disease

Rho-associated coiled-coil protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitors, have shown significant therapeutic potential for a wide range of ocular and non-ocular diseases....

Transforming eye care with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has delivered remarkable achievements: near human-level image classification, handwriting transcription and speech recognition....

Non-IOP factors in glaucoma management

Current glaucoma treatment focuses on the reduction of intraocular pressure, via medical management, laser trabeculoplasty or surgery. However, a significant...

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