Shock and emotion: the parental perspective of eye disease

A recent Australian survey has found many parents are shocked to learn their children have vision problems and struggle with a range of issues and emotions...

Worrying results from Welcome to School study

Uncorrected refractive errors account for up to 96% of visual impairment in school-aged children and are associated with amblyopia and strabismus development,...

Cornea research update

CXL-assisted infection reduction: a randomised clinical trial evaluating the effect of adjuvant CXL on outcomes in fungal keratitis

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Chalkeyes presents… Confidence clobbers clever… every time!

I once heard the most successful optometrist I have ever worked alongside tell a patient, “No, I will not fit my lenses into that piece of rubbish!” It...

Case study: Steroids and strimmers

Eye injuries from line trimmers (also known as strimmers, weed eaters, weed whackers and brush cutters) result from high velocity foreign body impact,...

2020: Year of the orthokeratologist

I have been offering ortho-k to patients for about a decade and I am still impressed by what this modality has to give.

What lies in store? A new practice design reality

Over the past month and a half, the unfolding pandemic has presented optometry with many new challenges which may alter the way we interact with patients...

A visiting optometrist in Australia

At the end of last year, I was lucky enough to do three locum visiting optometry contracts with the Brien Holden Foundation (BHF) and local Aboriginal...

Covid-19: Considering our more vulnerable patients

Optometry has been one of the hardest hit industries in the Covid-19 era. Not being an essential service, yet at the same time being a health provider,...

Neovascular glaucoma

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a glaucoma that develops secondary to ischaemic retinal vascular disease. It is characterised by anterior segment neovascularisation...

Teleophthalmology tech goes global

As Covid-19 takes centre stage in global healthcare, specialist health departments around the world are already experiencing major patient backlogs. In...

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