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...

NZOSS 2021 in the rear-view mirror

This year wraps up the New Zealand Optometry Student Society’s (NZOSS) ninth year as a student-run society. It has been a challenging, exciting and rewarding...

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...

The future of sustainable eyewear

The desire to make a positive impact on the planet and reduce our carbon footprint is more widespread than ever before. We may switch our plastic food...

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

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...

The eye deal workplace

When you hear the term ‘health and safety at work’, I assume you automatically think about your own workplace, staff or safety spectacles. I do. But as...

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...

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