Productivity-enhancing smart glasses

Lenovo has introduced new smart glasses, Think Reality A3, offering productivity boosting technology to enable smarter workers in businesses big and small.    “The...

Fruit flies lens learnings

An international team of scientists has successfully replicated the anti-reflective and self-cleaning properties found in the nanostructures covering the...

Perfect Eyes’ for patients

Nature’s Sunshine, a division of Nutricom Australasia, is boosting the sustainability of its entire product line and has launched a post-consumer recycled...

Retinal detachment repair inequities

Women in the US are 34% less likely to have a detached retina repaired compared with men, according to a recent study, suggesting that ophthalmology may...

Australia introduces new prescription legislation

Under new regulations, doctors and other allied health professionals in Australia who prescribe drugs must include the active ingredient name when preparing...

Congenital cataracts and glaucoma risk

A US 10-year follow-up study has shown that infants who have cataract surgery still have a high risk of developing glaucoma, whether or not they receive...

GNZ – looking ahead

NZ Optics caught up with Pippa Martin, general manager for Glaucoma New Zealand (GNZ), one drizzly Auckland morning to find out more about what’s in the...

Iodine drops for Covid-conjunctivitis?

A UK ophthalmologist is seeking pharma support to manufacture iodine drops for Covid-associated conjunctivitis and promote them as an alternative to antibiotics.

Biosensor CL unveiled

The Terasaki Institute in Los Angeles has pioneered a prototype contact lens with microchannels to improve tear flow and evaluate biomarkers in tears....

Pressure mounts for eye health survey

New Zealand’s eye care organisations’ umbrella group Eye Health Aotearoa* has launched an open letter petition addressed to the health minister Andrew...

Covid and cornea donation

Researchers from the Kellogg Eye Center in Michigan, USA, have confirmed the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in...

Hand sanitisers cause rise in paediatric eye lesions

The French Poison Control Centre has reported a sevenfold increase in alcohol-based hand-sanitiser (ABHS) ocular exposures in children in 2020, while in...

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