Chalkeyes presents: A great hop, skip and jump forward

Ingenious adaptation came to our neighborhood during lockdown number two, on a footpath, beneath the pretty trees.

Ophthalmic podcast picks for 2020

During this current Covid-19 pandemic-restricted world, there has been some amazing, live, online ophthalmology content produced, and I’m still very much...

Creating results with LinkedIn?

I am asked 'how do I create results with LinkedIn' so often that I have developed a list of key steps to introduce this powerful business development method.

New toric IOL unveiled in Australasia

Ophthalmologists in New Zealand and Australia are the first in the world to be given access to Alcon’s new Clareon toric intraocular lens (IOL) and Auckland-based...

Eye check dumbed down, sidelined

The government appears to have cut plans for the much-anticipated free eye health exam for seniors, opting instead for a very basic, age-related macular...

Māori and Pasifika, and ophthalmology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has identified indigenous workforce development as a priority. Tackling this...

Wait… you want what?!

Fierce rivalry and battles of wit, experience and education have been raging for more than a century. Often characterised by the odd bruised eye, bruised...

Dry eye technology: improving outcomes

My practice focuses on specialty eye care and, much to my surprise, dry eye continues to be one of our main drawcards and is continuing to grow. A lot...

When should you check for dry eye?

Should we look for dry eye on every patient? I get this question with some frequency. I admit I find it perplexing. I am reminded of a practitioner asking...

DED and immune-mediated diseases

The most severe forms of chronic dry eye disease (DED) are often caused by underlying immune-mediated diseases. These can be visually debilitating in some...

YouTube: promoting your practice via video

Ever heard your patients say they use Dr Google? Or that they looked something up online? YouTube is the worldwide number two search engine. Every day,...

Attracting the third age

In most developed countries, the aging population is growing. In New Zealand, it’s expected that roughly one in 4.5 people will be over the age of 65 by...

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