VR surgery trainees, caffeine and beta blockers

A joint US-Brazilian study has shown coffee hinders the performance of new vitreoretinal (VR) surgeons, while beta blockers may improve it.

oDocs’ inaugural award winner

Innovative eye care technology enterprise oDocs Eye Care has awarded it’s first oDocs Project Grant Award to fifth year Otago medical student Aqeeda Singh....

Art and optics: The beautiful and the curious

The British Optical Association Museum’s latest exhibition, Pathos Ocularis - The Beautiful and the Curious, was inspired by artist Iluá Hauck da Silva’s...

Optometrist wins lockdown photo comp

Auckland optometrist Jeremy Wong was one of six winners announced in New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan’s lockdown photo challenge, #CMflattenthecurve,...

Focusing on preventable eye injuries

The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology’s (RANZCO’s) Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) has launched JulEYE, a campaign...

New RANZCO president announced

RANZCO has announced Professor Nitin Verma will be the next president, replacing Dr Heather Mack when her term ends on 10 October. Prof Verma is a long-standing...

New RP2 gene therapy for RP

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy approach that could treat retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Cornea research update

CXL-assisted infection reduction: a randomised clinical trial evaluating the effect of adjuvant CXL on outcomes in fungal keratitis

Closing the gap on Stargardt treatments

An international, multicentre study has revealed microperimetry testing shows promise in determining the effectiveness of emerging treatments to slow down...

Kidney disease retinopathy marker for CVD

A Penn Medicine observational study found that chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with retinopathy are at greater risk of developing end-stage renal...

Vision loss severity impacts hearing

New research establish association between severe vision loss and hearing, with visually impaired less able to accurately judge the distance of nearby...

FA unsurpassed for DR

A study comparing five different optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) systems with fluorescein angiography (FA) found FA still obtains the best...

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