Reviewing the Verion system

One of the great things about our speciality is that we have so much wonderful technology at our disposal. One of the terrible things about our speciality...

You too can laser!

Northland nurse practitioner Fiona Bamforth is the first ophthalmic nurse in New Zealand to perform YAG laser capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy and...

ANZSS 2021

I applaud the huge effort put in by Drs Anne-Marie Yardley and Brenda Breidenstein for organising and hosting this year’s Australian and New Zealand Strabismus...

Sarcoidosis and the eye

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory condition characterised by non-caseating granulomas. It is a leading cause of inflammatory eye disease. Although...

Nurses: meeting future needs

Following the cancellation of last year’s annual ophthalmic nurses meeting, held in conjunction with the RANZCO NZ Branch conference each year, we waited...

Ophthalmology: creating balance

The RANZCO 2021 New Zealand Branch meeting was a much-anticipated affair amid the changing climate of Covid restrictions and unpredictable alert levels....

Optometry no longer needs feminism?

In 2021, the International Women’s Day theme was #ChooseToChallenge, so Optometry Australia (OA) chose to challenge the movement of feminism in optometry....

SPONSORED: The only way to meet standards for ophthalmic device disinfection

Many professionals are unaware of the disinfection requirements for medical devices used in optometry and ophthalmology every day, and on multiple patients.

When makeup gets in the way

In 2014 I was in my final year overseas preceptorship, shadowing a middle-aged male optometrist. The patient was a lady in her forties. He was on the slit...

BOOK REVIEW: Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition)

Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition) is the latest edition of a popular ocular toxicology manual by Frederick T Fraunfelder, professor emeritus...

The rise of optometry AMSR artists

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is thought to be experienced by around 58% of the population. It’s a physical response to visual and auditory...

CCLSNZ 2021: the conference that almost wasn’t

February 2020 saw the first cases of Covid-19 appear in New Zealand. Over the following weeks borders were gradually closed and, as we know, New Zealand...

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