BOOK REVIEW: Retinal computation, by Gregory Schwartz

When considering how vision works, it is tempting to treat the retina as a digital camera. It converts light into electricity, performs some simple computations...

Chalkeyes presents: Taking this bike all the way to Invercargill, son

The first time I heard about a monster bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, I was in the doctor’s surgery. My GP was wiry, a keen bike rider, a role model....

Stars and their eyes… Anthea Turner

British TV personality Anthea Turner, 61, encouraged her fans to get eye injuries checked out immediately, following an accident involving a curtain cord...

What lies beneath? Nonexudative macular neovascularisation in AMD

Recent literature has increasingly reported on a clinical entity found in the fellow eyes of patients undergoing treatment for unilateral exudative neovascular...

To ZAP or not to ZAP?

A common incidental clinical finding among optometrists is ‘narrow angles'. That worryingly thin black space on Van Herick assessment alerts us to dust...

Diversifying your trade

When you think of an optical store, what immediately springs to mind? Do you imagine mirrors and racks of glasses with a very serious, medical vibe? As...

Will you take them back?

I am sure that it doesn’t feel that long ago when, as affiliated health providers, you were consumed with the introduction of vaccination mandates.

Run for your eyes – motion over potions

As a medical student in Oxford, UK, in the 1990s, I was fortunate enough to be lectured by the late Dr David Sackett, considered one of the pioneers of...

Corneal donation and corneal transplantation in Aotearoa

Despite attempts since the early 1800s, success in corneal transplantation remained elusive until thebeginning of the 20th century. Indeed, corneal transplantation...

Long-term efficacy and safety of MIGS in glaucoma management

In this review, I discuss three recent papers, adding to the role of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) in the management of glaucoma, particularly...

A woman’s place… in ophthalmology

Celebrating 25 years with Alcon, Karen Fowler worked her way up to become head of the Australia and New Zealand business and the region’s surgical division....

Getting to grips with scleral lenses

Years ago, while pondering whether or not to invest in an OCT (I know, it’s mad to think it was ever up for debate!) I attended the Topcon OCT conference...

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