Ethnicity affects trabeculectomy outcomes

Researchers have concluded African descent was associated with higher failure rates and higher incidence of bleb leaks after initial trabeculectomy with...

Strabismus surgery improves psychiatric symptoms in teens

Turkish researchers have found that surgery for strabismus improves psychiatric symptoms in adolescents.  The group, lead by Dr Serdar Ozates, in the Dr...

Amniotic membrane for dry eye?

A study published in Clinical Ophthalmology suggests a single application of self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (CAM) can speed corneal surface...

Humanitarian award for Akio Kanai

Dr Akio Kanai, CEO of Fuji Optical, has been announced as the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award winner for 2018 by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO),...

How blue light speeds blindness

Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at...

New chair for Pharmac

Former Vice-Chancellor of Massey University and senior cabinet minister Steve Maharey has been appointed as chair of Pharmac. Announcing the move, health...

NZ: ophthalmologist shortage?

As debate erupted across the Tasman about whether Australia lacked ophthalmology training positions or had a regional distribution problem, Dr Michael...

Transforming eye health

Specsavers is on a mission to transform the way optometrists detect, report and refer eye diseases and not just in its own stores, but across the sector...

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