YAG laser for optoms proposed

Following a successful pilot study, the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) has released a consultation document for a new specialist optometrist scope of practice to allow hospital-based optometrists to perform ophthalmic laser surgery.

AUSCRS – Virtually as good as the real thing

I’d hoped to have been reporting about fun in the sun, fancy dress and cocktails in Noosa, Queensland, for this year’s meeting of the Australasian Society...

Retina research update

Characteristics of patients with complete VA recovery after vitrectomy for macula-off retinal detachmentKonstantinidis L et alEye (Lond). 2021 Oct;35(10):2834-2839

Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

The iris in health and disease: part 1 - normal variations and mass lesions

The healthy human iris consists of five layers: the anterior-border layer, stroma, iris sphincter muscle, iris dilator muscle and the iris pigment epithelium...

BOOK REVIEW: Whitcup and Nussenblatt's Uveitis 5th edition by Scott M Whitcup and H Nida Sen

Uveitis is a fascinating world but can be intimidating for the uninitiated. Outside anterior uveitis and scleritis, many uveitis diseases are uncommon...

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