Assessing the latest research in myopia control

What a turbulent year 2020 has been for health! We have bravely rallied against invisible viral pathogens, survived the eczema-inducing deluge of alcohol-based hand sanitiser and remained relatively sane despite the monotony of lockdown. However, there's one disease that we have not conquered (and) has probably grown teeth over this winter, wallowing in a perfect growth-medium of home detention and screen-based entertainment: childhood myopia! As vice-president of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania, I was recently involved in a particularly good webinar exploring some of the recent research from three of Australia’s top myopia investigators...

The fall and rise of refractive surgery

A patient with a history of refractive surgery may create a wave of anxiety in the minds of most ophthalmologists but it is the history of refractive surgery...

Tax, Covid-19 and the new Labour government

As we start to better understand the new ‘business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, practice...

Corneal crosslinking in 2020

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal degeneration that leads to progressive corneal thinning, myopia, irregular astigmatism and scarring, resulting...

Dispensing matters: Kids – fit or fashion

Oh, I do remember all those years ago the fundamentals of function, fit, and fashion – Optical Dispensing 101. My oh my how times have changed. From the...

CASE STUDY: Spontaneous reattachment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

Case 1: Mrs B is a 55-year-old woman who was referred by her optometrist with suspected retinitis pigmentosa. She had no known ocular, systemic or family...

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