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...

Lost your specs?

Well, you are not alone. Eyewear is on the top 10 Uber lost list in New Zealand and across the world, along with other items regularly left behind such...

Combatting myopia together

A group of 33 retailers, insurers, equipment manufacturers, eye doctors, researchers and a consumer advocate met in Denver, Colorado, to encourage a unified...

Next generation biometry launched

Zeiss has launched the much-anticipated update to its IOLMaster 700 with swept-source biometry - total keratometry (TK) - described as a unique way to...

Blood test better than eye biopsy

A simple blood test to diagnose and track the progression of uveal melanoma is showing promising results in studies by researchers from Western Australia’s...

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