The fall and rise of refractive surgery

A patient with a history of refractive surgery may create a wave of anxiety in the minds of most ophthalmologists but it is the history of refractive surgery...

Dispensing matters: Kids – fit or fashion

Oh, I do remember all those years ago the fundamentals of function, fit, and fashion – Optical Dispensing 101. My oh my how times have changed. From the...

Corneal crosslinking in 2020

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal degeneration that leads to progressive corneal thinning, myopia, irregular astigmatism and scarring, resulting...

CASE STUDY: Spontaneous reattachment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

Case 1: Mrs B is a 55-year-old woman who was referred by her optometrist with suspected retinitis pigmentosa. She had no known ocular, systemic or family...

Assessing the latest research in myopia control

What a turbulent year 2020 has been for health! We have bravely rallied against invisible viral pathogens, survived the eczema-inducing deluge of alcohol-based...

Is UGH syndrome still relevant in 2020?

Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphaema (UGH) syndrome is a late, postoperative complication traditionally associated with implantation of anterior chamber (AC) intraocular...

The role of optometry in MBGS and cross-linking

The rise of webinars in our post-Covid-19 world has opened up avenues of education extending beyond borders and time zones. Hence a 7pm kick-off in Sydney...

Remembering Tony Morris

Well-known ophthalmologist and New Zealand refractive surgery pioneer Dr Tony Morris was remembered by family, friends and colleagues at a memorial service...

Chalkeyes presents... Adapting to the ‘dark side'

The 'dark side' always adds a bit of spice to things in movies and books; the bogey man's been with us forever in a fairly harmless way and for my part...

Bionic eyes: no longer science fiction

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of interest in ‘bionic eyes’, with companies in different parts of the world using different approaches...

Meet the… Fred Hollows’ optometrist

New Zealand optometrist Clare Luoni is Fred Hollows’ workforce and academic manager. Based at the Pacific Eye Institute, Susanne Bradley asked her about...

Window displays: capturing that first look

Often half the battle in securing sales in the optometry game comes down to capturing customer attention and physically getting them in the door, so the...

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