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COMMENT: Will you let them in?

As a previous optometry practice owner, I have been thinking about the vaccination question owners and staff haven’t had to confront until now: ‘Will you...

The eyes and the needle

When the first Pfizer-BioNTech jab was given to 91-year-old Briton Margaret Keenan in December 2020, it gave the world hope that an end to the Covid-19...

Uveitis increases Covid risks

A retrospective cohort study in the US has shown that patients with non-infectious uveitis (NIU) are more likely to contract Covid-19 and experience severe...

Mandatory jabs for ECPs

The government’s stipulation that anyone providing a health service in close contact with the public be fully vaccinated is being welcomed by eyecare professionals...

Mandatory jabs for allied health professionals

It is now expected that optometrists, dispensing opticians and supporting staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 December 2021 and receive...

Doctors urge Kiwis to get the jab

An open letter encouraging New Zealanders to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been signed by more than 5,000 Aotearoa New Zealand doctors.   The Royal...

Remote consults relieve pressure

An evaluation of the UK’s Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) found it delivered a high level of primary care alongside a reduction in emergency eyecare...

Preventive measures control myopia during pandemic

Promoting outdoor activities in kindergartens combined with undisrupted school-based preventive strategies can keep myopia levels stable, even during the...

Spike in student eyestrain during pandemic

A large proportion of university students doing online learning during the pandemic are suffering from eye fatigue, eyestrain, ocular discomfort, headaches...

Eye test to aid long-Covid diagnosis?

A routine eye examination could allow doctors to detect long Covid in patients, according to a new study.  Led by Dr Gulfidan Bitirgen from Necmettin Erbakan...

Covid and can-do DOs

Along with everyone else, more than a year ago now, New Zealand’s optometry practices were thrown into turmoil amid a nationwide lockdown. Returning to...

OdySight – remote vision monitoring

A mobile app developed for patient remote vision monitoring affords patients and practitioners an added level of protection, particularly during long intervals...

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