The fall and rise of refractive surgery

A patient with a history of refractive surgery may create a wave of anxiety in the minds of most ophthalmologists but it is the history of refractive surgery...

Tax, Covid-19 and the new Labour government

As we start to better understand the new ‘business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, practice...

Dispensing matters: Kids – fit or fashion

Oh, I do remember all those years ago the fundamentals of function, fit, and fashion – Optical Dispensing 101. My oh my how times have changed. From the...

Corneal crosslinking in 2020

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal degeneration that leads to progressive corneal thinning, myopia, irregular astigmatism and scarring, resulting...

CASE STUDY: Spontaneous reattachment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

Case 1: Mrs B is a 55-year-old woman who was referred by her optometrist with suspected retinitis pigmentosa. She had no known ocular, systemic or family...

Anti-VEGF injection needs continue to rise

The demand for anti-VEGF injections to stem vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy is continuing to rise by about...

Assessing the latest research in myopia control

What a turbulent year 2020 has been for health! We have bravely rallied against invisible viral pathogens, survived the eczema-inducing deluge of alcohol-based...

Is UGH syndrome still relevant in 2020?

Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphaema (UGH) syndrome is a late, postoperative complication traditionally associated with implantation of anterior chamber (AC) intraocular...

Covid’s impact on acute eye services and small-gauge vitrectomy concerns

The impact of Covid policies on acute ophthalmology services - Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Louisa Wickham et al  Eye (Lond), 2020 Jul...

NZOSS 2020: it’s a wrap!

2020, what a year it’s been! No one, not even the future optometrists of the New Zealand Optometry Student Society (NZOSS) could have seen this coming....

The role of optometry in MBGS and cross-linking

The rise of webinars in our post-Covid-19 world has opened up avenues of education extending beyond borders and time zones. Hence a 7pm kick-off in Sydney...

Remembering Tony Morris

Well-known ophthalmologist and New Zealand refractive surgery pioneer Dr Tony Morris was remembered by family, friends and colleagues at a memorial service...

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