Māori eye health action plan

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has finished talking to key stakeholders in Aotearoa and is drafting an action...

New anti-allergy CLs

The first vision-correction contact lens (CL) to relieve allergic eye itch has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Ethnic divergence in glaucoma

A report by Professor Xiulan Zhang and Dr Fei Li at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, China, has highlighted the racial differences in the density of macular...

Cannabis smokers unaware of vision impact

Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision, yet more than 90% of users believe it has no or very little effect on their vision, a new study has found.   With...

FLIO reveals unseen retinal detail

A review of the use of fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) has shown it offers exceptional detail that can aid early diagnoses and monitoring...

Human eye webcam, anyone?

German researchers have developed a webcam that not only looks like a human eye but can realistically imitate its movement.   "The goal of our project...

OPSM welcomes new grads

OPSM has welcomed 17 new graduates to its New Zealand network, kicking off their OPSM journey with the company’s annual Eye Launch graduate-induction conference...

OA: new infection control guidelines

Optometry Australia (OA) has updated its 2016 infection control guidelines for optometrists to improve staff and patient safety, particularly during the...

Understanding practice business costs

To help practices with benchmarking and inform future policies, University of Auckland BOptom student Georgia Cheng is conducting a study into optometry...

SPONSORED: Spectacle hygiene 101

Spectacle wearers love that great feeling when they put on their new glasses for the first time and once more enjoy unhindered vision. But let’s not kid...

Trials advance for fewer injections

Intravitreal (IVT) reservoirs for the sustained treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular oedema (DMO), retinal vein occlusion...

SPONSORED: The only way to meet standards for ophthalmic device disinfection

Many professionals are unaware of the disinfection requirements for medical devices used in optometry and ophthalmology every day, and on multiple patients.

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