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...

Anti-presbyopia drops – fact or fiction?

Presbyopia is almost as inevitable as death and taxes. Practical solutions have been sought since time immemorial, particularly ones that free us of pesky...

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...

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...

The iris in health and disease: part 1 - normal variations and mass lesions

The healthy human iris consists of five layers: the anterior-border layer, stroma, iris sphincter muscle, iris dilator muscle and the iris pigment epithelium...

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

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...

Creating committed and high-performing teams

No matter how talented individual leaders and managers are, a business’ ability to work as one team is key to your overall business success. This is especially...

WSPOS: embracing new possibilities

Rather than bemoan the cancellation of in-person meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS)...

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