Covid collateral – UV lamp eye damage

US clinics have reported encountering patients who developed photokeratitis after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps while attempting to eliminate...

Red wine reduces cataract progression?

A Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College of London (UCL) study has linked low to moderate alcohol consumption with a reduced risk of cataract surgery.   The collaborative study found wine

Covid-vaccine uncertainty in NZ

There is greater uncertainty surrounding New Zealand female employees’ likeliness and willingness to get vaccinated against Covid-19 compared with the...

Glaukos to promote Preserflo in ANZ

Glaukos has been named as the exclusive distributor of Japanese ophthalmic healthcare company Santen’s Preserflo Microshunt in Australia and New Zealand....

The eyes have IT

A review of emerging contact lens (CL) technologies by the University of Waterloo, Canada, has highlighted several innovative concepts spanning treatment,...

Stars and their eyes… Whoopi Goldberg

Multi-award-winning actor, comedian, author and television personality Whoopi Goldberg suffers from acute angle closure (AAC) glaucoma and is an outspoken...

Device Tech: when portability’s key

Taking advantage of the opportunity to actually talk to ophthalmologists face-to-face, Device Technologies’ Diego Sonderegger said he was delighted to...

BOptom grad ratios increase

A study by Deakin University and Coopervision has revealed that between 2011 and 2019, the number of registered optometrists in Australia increased by...

RANZCO focuses on sustainability

Following the launch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists’ (RANZCO’s) Sustainability Charter towards the end of last year,...

Printable CL sensor to replace ERGs?

An all-printed, stretchable corneal sensor built on commercially available disposable soft contact lenses (CLs), which could supplant electroretinogram...

Ophthalmology: good training, but bullying still an issue

Trainee ophthalmologists in Australia would recommend their profession to other doctors, but bullying and long work hours still need to be addressed, according...

New anti-allergy CLs

The first vision-correction contact lens (CL) to relieve allergic eye itch has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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