The aging nurse, apps and more at AONAVIC

We may mock our Australian neighbours, especially when it comes to cricket and sandpaper, but their ophthalmic nurses sure know how to put on a conference....

SCC8: Earlier diagnosis, earlier treatment

The eighth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8) at Melbourne Convention Centre in September had a clear focus on better diagnosis of the main eye diseases...

KeepSight: fighting diabetic eye disease in Australia

The Australian KeepSight screening initiative was launched at the end of 2018 and started in earnest at the beginning of this year.

Cataract: reducing surgical complications risks

Despite major advances in phacoemulsification cataract surgery over the last 25 years, complications still occur, albeit at a relatively low rate. The...

Seeing red about blue light?

“Blue light damages your eyes,” trumpets the media. Overnight Instagram influencers dazzle in impossibly gorgeous selfies in impossibly magnificent locations,...

Save Sight 2019: Eyecare’s horizon

The annual New Zealand Save Sight Society Conference was held in the country’s capital on one of its finest days this August. As always, the meeting was...

Teamwork and a touching tribute

Dr Samantha Simkin reports on a thoroughly nice SOE congress in Nice…The 2019 Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) opened in the beautiful...

NACBO 2019: Brain snap

The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) hosted its annual national scientific meeting (NACBO) in mid-July, just before the inaugural...

Opinion: When steroids are not the answer

Here’s the thing many people don’t realise - dry eye is almost universally evaporative regardless of its cause. Even the rare aqueous deficient dry eye...

AM for severe dry eye?

Despite different underlying pathogenic processes, inflammation is a common denominator in dry eye disease (DED), which in turn promotes further damage...

Dry eye in practice - does it work?

I set up a new independent optometry practice earlier this year. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but I was confident my clinical experience, business...

Dry eye: an originalist perspective

Virtually all patients encounter streams of salty water coursing down their cheeks early in life and don’t realise they have more than one type of tears....

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