EI education at Waipuna

This year’s Eye Institute conference featured guest speaker Professor Joanne Wood, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland...

Ophthalmoscopy through the ages

In the early 19th century, the common hypothesis was that some ophthalmic diseases came from “inside the eye”, but there was no reliable way to view a...

Trusting tech and your instincts

A few months ago I was supervising a 5th year optometry student’s primary care clinic. It was a simple dry eye follow up. The patient Josh (not his real...

St George’s: a different view

When I first arrived at St George’s Eye Care (SGEC), I already knew that Christchurch and the South Island had so much to offer from great windsurfing...

ADONZ18: Top tips wrapped with warmth

As always, this year’s Association of Dispensing Opticians New Zealand (ADONZ) was a warm and enjoyable affair with the exhibitors’ room, especially, humming...

ARCH aid for cataract patients

Cataract patients turned down for public hospital surgery and unable to fund their own can now have their cataracts treated for free thanks to the generosity...

Robot optical assistants?

Taking pride of place in Silmo Paris’ “Next” area this year was a cute robot - well the face design on the monitor was cute - from Paris-based artificial...

Transforming eye care with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has delivered remarkable achievements: near human-level image classification, handwriting transcription and speech recognition....

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