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Lessons from diabetic retinopathy screening... By Dr David Squirrell, Dr Ehsan Vaghefi and Aan Chu  By 2045, the global incidence of diabetes is projected...

Vitreo-retinal developments

Pneumatic retinopexy versus vitrectomy for the management of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment outcomes randomised trial (PIVOT) Hillier RJ, Felfeli T, Berger...

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri, is a syndrome that is defined by clinical criteria that includes increased...

Cataract: reducing surgical complications risks

Despite major advances in phacoemulsification cataract surgery over the last 25 years, complications still occur, albeit at a relatively low rate. The...

Optic disc drusen and pseudo-papilloedema

It is a common scenario that potentially swollen optic discs are detected on routine eye examination for another purpose. Clearly, if someone presents...

Manuka honey cream for blepharitis

Blepharitis is an epidemic – defined as inflammation affecting the eyelashes, eyelids and the ocular surface, it is widely recognised as one of the most...

CRISPR - An eye on gene editing

Genome engineering or gene editing is a term in increasing use in our lexicon, particularly since the awareness that technologies based on prokaryotic...

Royal recognition for McGhee, Mosen

Queen’s Birthday Honours have been awarded to two prominent figures in the field of eye care. Auckland-based Professor Charles McGhee has been made an...

Albinism 101

The term albinism is derived from the Latin word albus for white. Although the first scientific report of albinism was by Sir Archibald Garrod in 1908,...

Gonioscopy – a closer look at the angle

One of the first challenges of my glaucoma fellowship was mastering gonioscopy and the iridocorneal angle. As you know, there are many indications for...

Troublesome lashes

Eyelashes exist to help protect the ocular surface, but can certainly cause problems, from trivial to very serious.  Worldwide, trachoma is one of the...

Vitreous floaters

The vitreous gel fills the posterior segment of the eye and has a volume of about 4ml. It is composed of 98% water and 2% structural proteins and extracellular...

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