What’s new in dry eye management today and looking ahead

In the early days of my clinical career, most products for managing dry eye disease (DED) focused on increasing eye lubrication using a limited range of...

Providing an optometric dry eye service through a pandemic

Scotland, like many places, has experienced a cycle of peaks and troughs in Covid-19 case numbers and corresponding restriction levels. I work as part...

New kids on the block in DED

As research in dry eye disease continues to take important steps forward, industry partners have stepped up to bring an exciting range of multifunctional...

Striving for equity in eye heath

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

BOOK REVIEW: Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, sixth edition

The first and second editions of this textbook were written by Professor David Pickwell, who specialised in binocular vision and ocular anatomy and physiology...

An eye on autism

The job of the optics industry is to support those with visual impairment and prevent others from developing it, but for patients who are neurodiverse,...

Developing a more effective eye drop for DED and other inflammatory ocular conditions

It is well recognised that tear film lipid layer instability is one of the hallmarks of evaporative dry eye disease (DED), yet most artificial tears are...

Is your workplace mentally healthy?

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, contributing significantly to the wellbeing and prosperity of New Zealanders. Smaller workplaces employ...

Stars and their eyes… Gail Devers

Three-time Olympic gold medallist, retired track star Gail Devers has been living with Graves’ disease and symptoms of thyroid eye disease (TED) for more...

WGC 2021: Glaucoma pearls, from the spare room

My wife and I had it all worked out after the last World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) in Melbourne in 2019 – we would import my parents again to boy-sit while...

Managing DED with lipid and non-lipid eye drops

The mainstay therapy for dry eye disease (DED) is the use of artificial tear solutions to supplement the natural tear film1. The therapeutic landscape...

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