Atropine efficacy in European myopic children

A small pilot study concludes that a topical low-dose Atropine (0.01%) is effective and safe in European schoolchildren.  The study, conducted in Germany, included 56...

Cigarette smoke harmful to kids’ eyes?

A Hong-Kong University study, published in Jama Ophthalmology, suggests smoking around children may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing.

Essilor at Stamford Plaza

Optometrists, DOs and industry professionals from near and far gathered at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland for Essilor’s latest New Zealand training event....

Kiwi optoms take myopia action

To mark World Sight Day on 10 October, Hamilton optometrists joined forces to launch a myopia awareness campaign among schools and GPs.

Screening for myopia in NZ?

Myopia is the most common ocular problem internationally and prevalence is increasing. Research suggests myopia currently affects 23% of the world population,...

Blind-friendly bank notes

A new Australian $20 bank note has been designed with three raised nodes to allow people with low vision or blindness to be able to recognise it with ease....

FDA approval for new anti-VEGF drug

Novartis’ brolucizumab (Beovu) has received FDA approval for the treatment of wet AMD, with the company claiming it is the first approved anti-VEGF drug...

App detects eye disease from photos

Researchers at Baylor University in Texas have developed a free app that can scan through smartphone photos to automatically detect signs of leukocoria...

William Morris unveils ‘William Morris’

Iconic British Eyewear designer William Morris has launched the William Morris Gallery Eyewear Collection.

SILMO 2019: Anything goes…but sustainability grows

Trying to spot the trends at this year’s Silmo in Paris, one of the largest optical fairs in the world, was a tough ask. Thin metals, especially in rose...

Mersey Beat

Mersey Beat is a new eyewear collection designed by Optiqueline’s John Nicola and team, inspired by the Liverpool beat music scene of the early 1960s....

VOSO: Eyecare in good hands in Tonga

Dr Duke Mataka is the sole ophthalmologist employed in Tonga. Since January 2019, he has been working full-time across the country's 108,000 population,...

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