Patients encouraged to choose wisely

One in five New Zealanders think their doctor has recommended a test or treatment that wasn’t necessary for their health, a survey by Consumer NZ and the...

Budget round-up: health

Labour’s first budget since regaining power lays the foundations for stronger, more sustainably-funded district health boards (DHBs), said Health Minister...

AMD eye drops a step closer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could replace injected drugs and revolutionise treatment...

Successful robot-assisted eye surgery

Researchers from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted...

500% increase in MMD VI by 2050?

By 2050 there is likely to be a fivefold increase in vision impairment (VI) due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) because of the growing prevalence...

Oranges ward off macular degeneration?

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges.Researchers...

Ophthalmologists' and surgeons' agreement

A partnership agreement aimed at building respect and improving patient safety has been signed between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)...

Melanoma blood test a step closer

The world’s first blood test for melanoma, which can diagnose melanoma skin cancers earlier and more accurately than currently possible, is one step closer...

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