NPs given greater powers

Nurse practitioners can now sign cremation certificates, one of several changes made to seven of eight Acts when the Health Practitioners (Replacement...

Gower: GNZ’s new ambassador

Stepping into the media spotlight himself, well-known TV news journalist Patrick Gower dug deep and shared his own personal battle with glaucoma in support...

Mugisho’s PhD excellence

Dr Lola Mugisho was awarded a Dean’s List placement from the University of Auckland in recognition of excellence achieved for her PhD thesis, Vascular...

Treatment for bullous keratopathy?

A study in Japan, led by Professor Shigeru Kinoshita from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, has shown cultured human corneal endothelial cells...

Ministerial meeting for MD

On behalf of Macular Degeneration New Zealand (MDNZ), trustee and Tauranga-based ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Thompson, met with the Health Minister, David...

Novartis to sell Alcon

Novartis confirmed it will spin-off its eye care division, Alcon, to shareholders and complete a share buyback of up to US$5 billion by the end of 2019,...

Poor patient compliance prompts new service

A new prescription app and delivery service has been launched to try to combat poor patient prescription compliance. The new system, developed by Auckland-based...

CL sensor innovation

Researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but can also monitor glucose and medical conditions...

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