Allergic eye disease: itching to know more?

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common condition affecting approximately 30 to 40% of the population, depending on location.1-3 In the last decade there have...

Which way now for our heroic public eye clinics?

The district health boards’ (DHBs) follow-up clinic performance figures to August 2019 have been released in response to an Official Information Act (OIA)...

Which low-dose atropine for myopia control?

Myopia is rapidly emerging as one of the biggest public health concerns of our genera􀆟on. More than 2.5 billion people have myopia globally. It is es􀆟mated...

BOOK REVIEW: Contemporary Orthokeratology

In recent years there has been a resurgence in interest in orthokeratology. This clinical procedure involves the refractive reshaping of the cornea through...

Seeing believing: A VM primer

I have visited well over 1000 practices in multiple continents and I have learned that there are as many ways to practice optometry as there are colours....

Magic and myopia in Las Vegas

I recently returned from a week on the West Coast of USA, primarily in Las Vegas, for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held in January each year....

Medical ship ahoy!

At the age of 15, I visited a medical Mercy Ship and from that day on I knew I was going to serve on one. So, when then the opportunity came, I jumped...

Sharing the load, safely

One of the world’s most prestigious eye hospitals and ophthalmology training excellence, Moorfields in London, is poised to release further data on the...

Tackling unconscious gender bias

Building on work started by her predecessor, new chair of RANZCO’s Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Advisory Group Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer says she’s...

Tour of tomorrow

Given that Silmo is all about eyewear, it was a surprise to find its 2019 Silmo Next exhibition was proposing the practice of the future might not have...

All eyes on Napier

The gorgeous city of Napier, which proudly showcases it’s rise from the devastation of the 1931 earthquake to become the Art Deco capital of New Zealand,...

Cane and able

It’s amazing really, how, if one of your senses starts to conk out another one seems to pick up the slack. Medically, of course, it’s a fallacy that if...

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