Dry eye technology: improving outcomes

My practice focuses on specialty eye care and, much to my surprise, dry eye continues to be one of our main drawcards and is continuing to grow. A lot...

When should you check for dry eye?

Should we look for dry eye on every patient? I get this question with some frequency. I admit I find it perplexing. I am reminded of a practitioner asking...

DED and immune-mediated diseases

The most severe forms of chronic dry eye disease (DED) are often caused by underlying immune-mediated diseases. These can be visually debilitating in some...

YouTube: promoting your practice via video

Ever heard your patients say they use Dr Google? Or that they looked something up online? YouTube is the worldwide number two search engine. Every day,...

Attracting the third age

In most developed countries, the aging population is growing. In New Zealand, it’s expected that roughly one in 4.5 people will be over the age of 65 by...

Artificial tears: preserved or non-preserved, that is the question

With apologies to William Shakespeare for the title, this was indeed the question addressed in our recent literature review1. With increasing availability...

Kiwi tech wins ASCRS challenge

A new, potentially revolutionary device to treat corneal infections, co-developed by

CASE STUDY: periorbital cellulitis or worse?

A 6-year-old female was referred by her GP with the chief complaint being right, upper lid swelling. Prior to that, there was a history of sinusitis with...

Tackling DASS

Three New Zealand researchers have developed a standardised clinical evaluation tool for dry anophthalmic socket syndrome (DASS), crucial to understanding...

Farewelling a research gentleman

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to interview Professor Colin Green about his contribution to the Department of Ophthalmology at...

Optical delusions

In pre-blindy days, life was pretty comfortable; I was a reasonably successful auctioneer/antique dealer in the family business in Dunedin, strolling towards...

A new take on summers’ past

Once considered purely a fashion item, the professional sunglasses market continues to grow globally with polarised lenses taking the lead, and it doesn’t...

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