Banking on cornea advancements

This year’s highly successful 37th Cornea and Eye Bank Meeting was held over two stunning summer days at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland overlooking the bustling...

Collaboration, collegiality and cricket

This year’s Australia & New Zealand Glaucoma Society (ANZGS) meeting was held in the South Australian city of Adelaide. The magnificent Adelaide Oval...

Covid-19 in NZ: What about our patients?

In a very short space of time we have plunged into the unknown. Overnight our daily vocabulary has transformed to include Covid-19, PPE, ‘flattening the...

Looking ahead: the latest from London

100% Optical is a reasonably new show to the UK optical industry; it is now in its seventh year. I worked with the show when it first began, back in February...

Merging Auckland ophthalmology

A new full-time regional coordinator is being sought to work out how best to merge Auckland’s ophthalmology services to remove disparities of care.

Allergic eye disease: itching to know more?

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common condition affecting approximately 30 to 40% of the population, depending on location.1-3 In the last decade there have...

Which way now for our heroic public eye clinics?

The district health boards’ (DHBs) follow-up clinic performance figures to August 2019 have been released in response to an Official Information Act (OIA)...

Which low-dose atropine for myopia control?

Myopia is rapidly emerging as one of the biggest public health concerns of our genera􀆟on. More than 2.5 billion people have myopia globally. It is es􀆟mated...

BOOK REVIEW: Contemporary Orthokeratology

In recent years there has been a resurgence in interest in orthokeratology. This clinical procedure involves the refractive reshaping of the cornea through...

Magic and myopia in Las Vegas

I recently returned from a week on the West Coast of USA, primarily in Las Vegas, for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held in January each year....

Medical ship ahoy!

At the age of 15, I visited a medical Mercy Ship and from that day on I knew I was going to serve on one. So, when then the opportunity came, I jumped...

Sharing the load, safely

One of the world’s most prestigious eye hospitals and ophthalmology training excellence, Moorfields in London, is poised to release further data on the...

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