Specialty CL research review

Grant Watters presents his review of some of the latest eye research in the field of speciality contact lenses, focusing on ortho-k, scleral CLS for ocular...

Optic disc drusen and pseudo-papilloedema

It is a common scenario that potentially swollen optic discs are detected on routine eye examination for another purpose. Clearly, if someone presents...

CASE STUDY: A new option for restoring vision with irregular corneas

Optimal outcomes from cataract surgery require accurate pre-operative measurement of corneal curvature. Patients are increasingly expecting perfect outcomes,...

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....

Dry eye: the New Zealand impact

It’s been full steam ahead for the Ocular Surface Laboratory (OSL) this year in the wake of TFOS DEWS II, ably assisted by Dr Alex Muntz, who joined the...

The role of inflammation in dry eye

Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of dry eye disease (DED)1,2, most notably in conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome. However, in meibomian...

TFOS DEWS II: two years on…

In the two years since the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society second Dry Eye Workshop (TFOS DEWS II) reports were published, most would agree that dry...

Competing with online retailers

Understanding patient motivations and how to win them over for life Although technology has helped make life easier in countless ways, there’s no denying...

Experience eyecare in Borneo

The jungles of Borneo are the destination for next year’s specialist study trip by Jon Baines Tours, which provides eye-related education amid exotic travel...

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