The changing scope of optometry

As an aging population, growing patient-to-ophthalmologist ratios, demand for new treatments and an increasingly stretched healthcare dollar put eye care...

Stars and their eyes… Rodriguez

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, better known simply as “Rodriguez” or “Sugar Man”, after the brilliant Academy Award-winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar...

Taking on the family mantle

Brother and sister, Mark and Lisa Wymond took over the running of one of Australasia’s best-known independent optometry eyewear firms, Eyes Right Optical,...

NZ tackles myopia head on

New Zealand could sidestep the worst of the global myopia epidemic if a new, local pro-active myopia initiative proves successful.

O=MEGA19 rises as Silmo Sydney falls

The regional optical fair battle reached a head at the end of last year with O=MEGA19 - replacing the biennial Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association...

The potential of ROCK inhibitors in the treatment of ocular disease

Rho-associated coiled-coil protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitors, have shown significant therapeutic potential for a wide range of ocular and non-ocular diseases....

Ozurdex: one year on

It has been just over a year since Ozurdex, a dexamethasone-sustained release implant, was first funded by Pharmac for diabetic macular oedema (DMO), the...

Ophthalmic honours in New Year’s list

Ophthalmologist Dr Dianne Sharp, founder of Macular Degeneration New Zealand (MDNZ), and retired optometrist and internationally-recognised pioneer diver,...

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