Covid-19: Considering our more vulnerable patients

Optometry has been one of the hardest hit industries in the Covid-19 era. Not being an essential service, yet at the same time being a health provider,...

Neovascular glaucoma

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

A virtual dive into systemic diseases…

Due to the government’s Alert Level 3 restrictions, Eye Institute’s first 2020 seminar in the middle of May became a virtual affair, attracting nearly...

Teleophthalmology tech goes global

As Covid-19 takes centre stage in global healthcare, specialist health departments around the world are already experiencing major patient backlogs. In...

Strabismus update

Three-year observation of children, aged three to 10 with untreated intermittent exotropiaPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Cotter SA et al. Ophthalmology...

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.

Open for business: next steps for employers

You could be forgiven for thinking that New Zealand’s transition from the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown meant complex Covid-19 related employment scenarios...

Chalkeyes presents… A fresh look

For years now, some personal style services have been swallowed up by the Starbucks theory that sameness is best. With the growing trend towards franchised...

Keeping your family business alive (if not thriving) through a pandemic

As we all know, we are in the middle of ‘interesting times’. As a family business, we are best placed to get through this, although it is going to be challenging...

OTC 2020: the good, the bad and the future therapeutics

The 2020 Ocular Therapeutics Conference (OTC) lived up to its name, providing interesting advice and discussion about new and old therapeutics for common...

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...

RVO, MIGS, red eye and more

Optometrists from all parts of the South Island attended the ever-popular annual Christchurch Eye Surgery Study Day on the 14 March 2020. Christchurch...

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