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,...

It’s good to get away

One of the oddest things about New Zealand is the incredible enthusiasm most people have for 'getting away'. Given the size of the country, it’s pretty...

Chalkeyes presents: Gene warfare for AMD?

Patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can feel encouraged by the latest therapeutic discoveries.

Chalkeyes presents: Eight miles high

No matter how many times it happens, I am always wildly impressed to be shown an image of my eyeball.

Royal recognition for McGhee, Mosen

Queen’s Birthday Honours have been awarded to two prominent figures in the field of eye care. Auckland-based Professor Charles McGhee has been made an...

Out for the countdown

For normal folk, running out of milk and bread isn't really that big a deal. They can hop in the car or pop up to the nearest dairy and, to be honest it...

Acting swiftly to save sight

Macular degeneration (MD) no longer sentences patients to functional blindness, but early diagnosis and referral is crucial, as are optometrists as the...

Our house, in the middle of our street

Our grandfather was very loved by his family and never in any way neglected or overlooked. I just want to make that clear, because now I want to say this:...

Making a meal of it

What used to be a pleasant event has become the subject of much family debate. 'Let's eat out!' was a popular proposition. We would get into the car and...

The changing scope of optometry

As an aging population, growing patient-to-ophthalmologist ratios, demand for new treatments and an increasingly stretched healthcare dollar put eye care...

Trained operators standing by

I have yet to ride a Lime Scooter, but when it comes to the internet, boy was I an early and enthusiastic adopter. Back then there was just a solitary...

Out of sight

I must confess to being fairly ambivalent about the plight of blind folk till I joined their ranks. Sure, they were around, but - as for most people -...

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