Doing it for the kids: Speckles’ Maddy Scavone

Melbourne paediatric orthoptist Maddy Scavone had a dream – not figuratively, an actual dream – which woke her up and prompted her to start sketching....

Neuroprotection and nicotinamide

In ophthalmology, ‘neuroprotection’ usually refers to methods of preventing progressive glaucomatous visual field loss that are not intraocular pressure...

Chalkeyes presents: When Facebook says ‘no’!

Frustrated by Facebook’s decision to stop her promoting her business-to-business-focused Facebook sites after she declined to share confidential proof-of-identity...

Mitigating the cyber-risk for your business

Businesses have traditionally been overconfident in their cyber controls or buried their heads in the sand when it came to best cyber security practice,...

Making the move to nurse-led CXL clinics

Reflecting similar strategies in the UK and Ireland, a nurse-led corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) service is being established in Northland to ease...

A better specs life

Silmo 2021 was abuzz with sustainability initiatives. Jai Breitnauer hunted down a few optics businesses working for the social good.

AUSCRS – Virtually as good as the real thing

I’d hoped to have been reporting about fun in the sun, fancy dress and cocktails in Noosa, Queensland, for this year’s meeting of the Australasian Society...

Much ado about ADONZ

After 2020 came and went, taking with it what was to be a glorious conference in breath-taking Queenstown, we finally got there in 2021. Although Covid...

Retina research update

Characteristics of patients with complete VA recovery after vitrectomy for macula-off retinal detachmentKonstantinidis L et alEye (Lond). 2021 Oct;35(10):2834-2839

YAG laser for optoms proposed

Following a successful pilot study, the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) has released a consultation document for a new specialist optometrist...

Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

BOOK REVIEW: Whitcup and Nussenblatt's Uveitis 5th edition by Scott M Whitcup and H Nida Sen

Uveitis is a fascinating world but can be intimidating for the uninitiated. Outside anterior uveitis and scleritis, many uveitis diseases are uncommon...

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