Corneal crosslinking in 2020

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal degeneration that leads to progressive corneal thinning, myopia, irregular astigmatism and scarring, resulting in debilitating vision loss which affects patients' quality of life. Data from the New Zealand National Eye Bank over the past two decades have consistently reported keratoconus as the leading indication for corneal transplantation, accounting for 40-45% of corneal transplants annually. But keratoconus can be mitigated with crosslinking, which strengthens corneal tissue, if a patient is referred early enough...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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