BOOK REVIEW: Retinal computation, by Gregory Schwartz

When considering how vision works, it is tempting to treat the retina as a digital camera. It converts light into electricity, performs some simple computations...

Chalkeyes presents: Taking this bike all the way to Invercargill, son

The first time I heard about a monster bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, I was in the doctor’s surgery. My GP was wiry, a keen bike rider, a role model....

A grand round-up of the latest thinking in eye disease

As one of a handful events not cancelled or moved online, Eye Doctors’ first 2022 Grand Round was well attended by around 60 participants, all eager to...

What lies beneath? Nonexudative macular neovascularisation in AMD

Recent literature has increasingly reported on a clinical entity found in the fellow eyes of patients undergoing treatment for unilateral exudative neovascular...

To ZAP or not to ZAP?

A common incidental clinical finding among optometrists is ‘narrow angles'. That worryingly thin black space on Van Herick assessment alerts us to dust...

Will you take them back?

I am sure that it doesn’t feel that long ago when, as affiliated health providers, you were consumed with the introduction of vaccination mandates.

Run for your eyes – motion over potions

As a medical student in Oxford, UK, in the 1990s, I was fortunate enough to be lectured by the late Dr David Sackett, considered one of the pioneers of...

Getting to grips with allied health priorities

New Zealand’s first chief allied health professions officer Dr Martin Chadwick was appointed in February 2019. His challenges include improving health...

SPONSORED: Cataract surgery in retinal patients – achieving the best outcome

Many patients with retinal pathology will benefit from cataract surgery to improve media clarity and contrast. In these patients, accurate biometry is...

Corneal donation and corneal transplantation in Aotearoa

Despite attempts since the early 1800s, success in corneal transplantation remained elusive until thebeginning of the 20th century. Indeed, corneal transplantation...

Long-term efficacy and safety of MIGS in glaucoma management

In this review, I discuss three recent papers, adding to the role of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) in the management of glaucoma, particularly...

A woman’s place… in ophthalmology

Celebrating 25 years with Alcon, Karen Fowler worked her way up to become head of the Australia and New Zealand business and the region’s surgical division....

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