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...

The importance of insight in decision making

Indecision is the thief of opportunity: it will steal you blind, said Cicero in part. Theodore Roosevelt said it differently, “In any moment of decision,...

BOOK REVIEW: Cornea: Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Management

The textbook Cornea, now in its fifth edition, is a large, two-volume hardback set edited by Mark Mannis and Edward Holland. This edition, released in...

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...

The trouble with retinal pathologies…

Retina Specialists’ first seminar since Dr Leo Sheck joined the team was a fascinating, interactive discussion of retinal pathologies. These real case...

LiGHT and Eagle: landmark glaucoma treatment studies

SLT versus eye drops for first-line treatment of ocular hypertension and glaucoma (LiGHT): a multicentre randomised controlled trial

SPONSORED: Building a brand with personality

I’ve been in optics for 27 years and from all my years’ experience in optical marketing I can say with certainty that Blur is a one-of-a-kind brand, built...

Focusing on anterior therapeutics

The theme of the second Ocular Therapeutics Evening (OTE) was anterior segment. Dr Sue Ormonde, the first of four guest speakers, opened by discussing...

Scleral lenses in DED management

In theory, fitting scleral lenses for my dry eye patients was a logical evolution for both my dry eye and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens practice...

Chalkeyes presents: My new best friend

Almost as soon as pandemic and lockdown arrived, we were talking about the lasting changes this might bring: the ‘new normal’. I got a bit tired of hearing...

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...

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