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)...

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...

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...

Indentation, OCT and more gonioscopy

The 2019 Eye Institute conference workshops day once again proved popular with most of the limited places snapped up well before the day and the rest exceeded...

Tackling unconscious gender bias

Building on work started by her predecessor, new chair of RANZCO’s Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Advisory Group Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer says she’s...

All eyes on Napier

The gorgeous city of Napier, which proudly showcases it’s rise from the devastation of the 1931 earthquake to become the Art Deco capital of New Zealand,...

Living with MD

MDNZ is 10 years old this year. Jai Breitnauer talks to three wet MD patients who have benefited from the organisation’s support, to find out about their...

Myopia control in practice - Jagrut Lallu

How long have you offered myopia control treatments? I set up the first commercial clinic in New Zealand dedicated to myopia control and management in...

SILMO 2019: Anything goes…but sustainability grows

Trying to spot the trends at this year’s Silmo in Paris, one of the largest optical fairs in the world, was a tough ask. Thin metals, especially in rose...

The aging nurse, apps and more at AONAVIC

We may mock our Australian neighbours, especially when it comes to cricket and sandpaper, but their ophthalmic nurses sure know how to put on a conference....

My Health First Optometry Bootcamp

This September, a small Kiwi contingent crossed ‘the ditch’ for the inaugural My Health First Optometry Business Bootcamp in Kingscliffe, New South Wales....

SCC8: Earlier diagnosis, earlier treatment

The eighth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8) at Melbourne Convention Centre in September had a clear focus on better diagnosis of the main eye diseases...

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