Virtual reality improves surgical training, patient safety

Ophthalmic surgery requires microsurgical techniques to be executed with dexterity, precision and proficiency. Understandably, providing a risk-free environment...

Māori and Pasifika, and ophthalmology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has identified indigenous workforce development as a priority. Tackling this...

CASE STUDY: periorbital cellulitis or worse?

A 6-year-old female was referred by her GP with the chief complaint being right, upper lid swelling. Prior to that, there was a history of sinusitis with...

Farewelling a research gentleman

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to interview Professor Colin Green about his contribution to the Department of Ophthalmology at...

Castor oil for blepharitis

Blepharitis is one of the most common ophthalmic conditions, characterised by chronic inflammation of the eyelid tissues and affecting the eyelashes, meibomian...

New glaucoma medications

Eye drops remain the dominant treatment for glaucoma and continue to have patient appeal despite innovations in laser and surgery. The glaucoma drops available...

Primary retinal telangiectasia

Primary or congenital retinal telangiectasia, more commonly called Coats’ disease or Coats’ syndrome, is a non-hereditary, developmental, retinal vascular...

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Neovascular glaucoma

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a glaucoma that develops secondary to ischaemic retinal vascular disease. It is characterised by anterior segment neovascularisation...

Case study: There was an old lady who fly sprayed her eye…

A peculiar case of corneal oedema in an elderly patient, highlighting the importance of obtaining collateral history when there’s no obvious cause.

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster (shingles) represents reactivation of latent herpes zoster virus in individuals with previous chickenpox infection. It occurs in one in three...

CASE STUDY: Optimising outcome in non-exudative AMD

A 68-year-old man has been under my care for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). His right eye is under long-term anti-VEGF therapy for wet AMD. He...

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