Contemporary approaches to assessing and treating diabetic eye disease

Diabetes has been described as one of the biggest epidemics of the 21st century. By 2045, 783 million people are projected to have developed diabetes globally1....

The iris in health and disease, part II: Iris transillumination defects and rubeosis iridis

In December 2021, we described normal variations in the iris and iris changes in certain genetic conditions, systemic diseases, and malignant tumours....

An accommodating view of Zinn’s zonule

A clear view of the ciliary zonule, or zonule of Zinn, is an uncommon sight at the slit lamp. Being transparent, poorly preserved post-mortem and resistant...

Corneal donation and corneal transplantation in Aotearoa

Despite attempts since the early 1800s, success in corneal transplantation remained elusive until thebeginning of the 20th century. Indeed, corneal transplantation...

Ocular melanoma in Aotearoa

Ocular melanoma (OM) is the most common cancer in the adult eye. OM affects structures in the eye containing melanocytes: the choroid, ciliary body, iris...

LETTER: The effect of the pandemic on cataract surgery and training

I read with interest the article by Wadhwa et al regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the eyecare system in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Covid-19...

Let nature take care of it

Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) are the commonest cancers in Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, the age-standardised incidence of NMSCs was 406 per...

LETTER: Parkinson’s case study - The importance of spotting microtremors

The case study on Parkinson’s disease by Layal Naji (NZ Optics, March 2022*) was a timely reminder of this very common disease that affects an increasing...

Oh no, the drain is blocked! PXF and glaucoma

Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) is important to identify as it carries a significant risk of glaucoma. Once pseudoexfoliative glaucoma develops, it may...

CASE STUDY: The importance of spotting microtremors

A 52-year-old South-East Asian female presented to clinic for a routine eye exam. She had been experiencing some near blur and a constant gritty sensation...

Atopic dermatitis and retinal detachment

A 16-year-old Filipino male was referred to an ophthalmologist in British Columbia, Canada, with a gradual decline in vision in both eyes (right eye 6/48;...

Two years: the impacts of Covid-19 on eyecare

Being geographically isolated, New Zealand’s Covid-19 elimination strategy was extremely effective during 2020 and most of 2021. In early December 2021,...

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