Style, health and sustainability rock summer 2022

After a tricky couple of years of pandemic-inspired downturn, the sun is shining on the world of sunglass sales. According to a recent report by Mordor...

Improving the provision of cataract surgery demands disruptive change

Across high-income countries, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, improving vision and quality of life, slowing...

A rare but profound cause of corneal thinning

A 37-year-old male was noted to have decreased visual acuity (VA) in his left eye during a routine optometry exam. His previous medical and ocular history...

Presbyopia drops and SLT vs drops for glaucoma

Safety and efficacy of AGN-190584 in individuals with presbyopia: The Gemini 1 phase 3 randomised clinical trialDr George Waring IV et al

Genetic advances and impact on paediatric eyecare: focus on congenital cataract

Congenital cataract typically presents in infancy with variable lens opacities that block the normal red reflex (Fig 1). It can be associated with other...

Aotearoa’s first eye health survey is a go!

Researchers from the University of Auckland have been awarded a $1.2million project grant from the Health Research Council (HRC) to conduct New Zealand’s...

Microsurgical skills course success

The combined Universities of Sydney and Otago’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Microsurgical Skills Course at the Sydney Eye Hospital has gone from strength...

Resolving short-term barriers to eyecare

Throughout discussions with the Independent Optometry Group’s (IOGroup) shareholders, one of the key topics has been how best to assist patients through...

Genderless eyewear – a new trend?

Is there ever such a thing as a genuinely new trend? Most of us have been around long enough to see fashions come around for a second, if not a third time....

BOOK REVIEW: Handbook of Retinal OCT (second edition) by Jay Duker, Nadia Waheed and Darin Goldman

Ophthalmic imaging has come a long way in the last 15 years. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and more recently OCT angiography (OCTA) have become indispensable...

Comment: YAG laser optometry scope change

As a hospital-based optometrist, I was very excited to hear of the recent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board’s decision to approve a new scope...

Doctors for a sustainable future

Doctors are a key part of the medical community and should lead the decarbonisation of healthcare and advocate for sustainability, according to Dr Jesse...

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