Scleral lenses in DED management

In theory, fitting scleral lenses for my dry eye patients was a logical evolution for both my dry eye and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens practice...

Chalkeyes presents: My new best friend

Almost as soon as pandemic and lockdown arrived, we were talking about the lasting changes this might bring: the ‘new normal’. I got a bit tired of hearing...

The Royal Society dry eye study

In recent years there has been growing interest in the potential link between a number of modifiable lifestyle risk factors and the development of dry...

Upskilling in DED through the BCLA

As an optometrist who specialises in dry eye disease (DED), I am constantly trying to stay on top of the latest research and developments, so it was with...

What’s new in dry eye management today and looking ahead

In the early days of my clinical career, most products for managing dry eye disease (DED) focused on increasing eye lubrication using a limited range of...

Striving for equity in eye heath

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

BOOK REVIEW: Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, sixth edition

The first and second editions of this textbook were written by Professor David Pickwell, who specialised in binocular vision and ocular anatomy and physiology...

Effects of commercial eyelid cleansers on the ocular surface

Ocular demodex infestation is recognised to be an important cause of chronic blepharitis1 and a number of commercial anti-demodectic eyelid formulations...

Amniotic membrane in optometry practice for dry eye patients?

Amniotic membrane (amnion) is the innermost layer of the amniotic sac, which surrounds the baby during pregnancy1. Amniotic membrane has been considered...

An eye on autism

The job of the optics industry is to support those with visual impairment and prevent others from developing it, but for patients who are neurodiverse,...

Developing a more effective eye drop for DED and other inflammatory ocular conditions

It is well recognised that tear film lipid layer instability is one of the hallmarks of evaporative dry eye disease (DED), yet most artificial tears are...

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