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...

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...

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