Unveiling the IGATES eye injury registry

Gathering eye injury data since 2019, The International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES) is increasingly identifying national and demographic...

Celebrating an ophthalmic nursing champion

The force behind many pivotal moments in ophthalmic nursing in New Zealand over the past 30 years, Sue Raynel spent her nursing career campaigning for...

Quickest way to the heart? Through the eye

Researchers from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in the US have shown it may be possible to detect heart disease using retinal optical...

BOOK REVIEW: Cornea: Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Management

The textbook Cornea, now in its fifth edition, is a large, two-volume hardback set edited by Mark Mannis and Edward Holland. This edition, released in...

Free eye checks: peeling back a broken promise

During the 2017 election campaign, NZ First leader, and soon-to-be deputy prime minister, Winston Peters promised to provide free eye health tests for...

The trouble with retinal pathologies…

Retina Specialists’ first seminar since Dr Leo Sheck joined the team was a fascinating, interactive discussion of retinal pathologies. These real case...

LiGHT and Eagle: landmark glaucoma treatment studies

SLT versus eye drops for first-line treatment of ocular hypertension and glaucoma (LiGHT): a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Scleral lenses in DED management

In theory, fitting scleral lenses for my dry eye patients was a logical evolution for both my dry eye and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens practice...

Chalkeyes presents: My new best friend

Almost as soon as pandemic and lockdown arrived, we were talking about the lasting changes this might bring: the ‘new normal’. I got a bit tired of hearing...

The Royal Society dry eye study

In recent years there has been growing interest in the potential link between a number of modifiable lifestyle risk factors and the development of dry...

Upskilling in DED through the BCLA

As an optometrist who specialises in dry eye disease (DED), I am constantly trying to stay on top of the latest research and developments, so it was with...

Iatrogenic DED – do ECPs cause DED?

What? Me? Causing dry eyes? But how? In addition to treating dry eye disease (DED), many medical professionals, including eyecare providers, may be causing...

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