High myopes needn’t suffer

Historically seen as an inconvenience, myopia is now considered an epidemic, and the risk of serious conditions like retinal detachment is well-understood....

Seeing red about blue light?

“Blue light damages your eyes,” trumpets the media. Overnight Instagram influencers dazzle in impossibly gorgeous selfies in impossibly magnificent locations,...

Aviators out, triangles in

If you’re wondering what sun frames to be filling your shelves with as we reach spring, don’t panic. We’ve got the skinny on the, well, skinny and futuristic...

NACBO 2019: Brain snap

The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) hosted its annual national scientific meeting (NACBO) in mid-July, just before the inaugural...

Spring guide to selling sunglasses

Selling sunglasses has become a much more difficult task than it used to be. You get found out very quickly if you don’t have a decently understanding...

Talk as loudly as you like, this is a library

For the longest time, waiting rooms were the butt of jokes for their sorry collections of old magazines. It always seemed a bit mean to me. Your doctor,...

Glaucoma NZ Symposium

Keynote speaker Professor Ivan Goldberg played a significant role in a memorable day’s programme at Glaucoma NZ’s fourth one-day symposium. Beginning with...

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,...

Optogenetic brain system for blindness

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn are working on a science fiction-esque optogenetic technology to give blind people...

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...

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