Age is a frame of mind

In today’s society there seems to be a lot of emphasis on maintaining that youthful look. Recently, Jennifer Lopez turned 52 and the media went into a...

Free eye checks: peeling back a broken promise

During the 2017 election campaign, NZ First leader, and soon-to-be deputy prime minister, Winston Peters promised to provide free eye health tests for...

Glaucoma in Māori and Pacific peoples

Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most common form of glaucoma, with at least 80 million people affected globally1. However, the prevalence of...

Generous gifts to improve equity

The University of Auckland School of Optometry and Vision Science’s (SOVS’) Community Spectacle Scheme has received two significant donations, ensuring...

Conquering the diagnostic dilemma of Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba is a free-living protozoan mainly found in water and soil. Like other protozoa, it exists as a motile, feeding trophozoite which when in danger...

RANZCO shuns new Australian cataract standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s (ACSQHC) new Cataract Clinical Care Standard has been rebuffed by the Royal Australian...

Iatrogenic DED – do ECPs cause DED?

What? Me? Causing dry eyes? But how? In addition to treating dry eye disease (DED), many medical professionals, including eyecare providers, may be causing...

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.

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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