When makeup gets in the way

In 2014 I was in my final year overseas preceptorship, shadowing a middle-aged male optometrist. The patient was a lady in her forties. He was on the slit lamp. “Hmm… do you see that?” he asked me. “Madarosis. Could be an autoimmune cause. We need to send her for a blood workup. What tests would you ask for?” The lady looked at me awkwardly. She and I knew that this was not the issue...

Sarcoidosis and the eye

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory condition characterised by non-caseating granulomas. It is a leading cause of inflammatory eye disease. Although...

Ophthalmology: creating balance

The RANZCO 2021 New Zealand Branch meeting was a much-anticipated affair amid the changing climate of Covid restrictions and unpredictable alert levels....

Optometry no longer needs feminism?

In 2021, the International Women’s Day theme was #ChooseToChallenge, so Optometry Australia (OA) chose to challenge the movement of feminism in optometry....

ANZSS 2021

I applaud the huge effort put in by Drs Anne-Marie Yardley and Brenda Breidenstein for organising and hosting this year’s Australian and New Zealand Strabismus...

Nurses: meeting future needs

Following the cancellation of last year’s annual ophthalmic nurses meeting, held in conjunction with the RANZCO NZ Branch conference each year, we waited...

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