Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

BOOK REVIEW: Whitcup and Nussenblatt's Uveitis 5th edition by Scott M Whitcup and H Nida Sen

Uveitis is a fascinating world but can be intimidating for the uninitiated. Outside anterior uveitis and scleritis, many uveitis diseases are uncommon...

The eye deal workplace

When you hear the term ‘health and safety at work’, I assume you automatically think about your own workplace, staff or safety spectacles. I do. But as...

Creating committed and high-performing teams

No matter how talented individual leaders and managers are, a business’ ability to work as one team is key to your overall business success. This is especially...

WSPOS: embracing new possibilities

Rather than bemoan the cancellation of in-person meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS)...

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...

Ciclosporin gains public funding in Australia

Ciclosporin (Ikervis) has been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia, saving around 7,500 severe keratitis patients with dry...

Adverse effects of cancer therapy on the ocular surface and anterior segment

With a large (and growing) number of New Zealanders undergoing cancer therapy, eyecare professionals should be cognisant of the ocular complications that...

Spaceflight, blue-light-blocking lenses and diagnostic error in neuro-ophthalmology

Patient harm due to diagnostic error of neuro-ophthalmologic conditionsStunkel L et al

Unveiling the IGATES eye injury registry

Gathering eye injury data since 2019, The International Globe and Adnexal Trauma Epidemiology Study (IGATES) is increasingly identifying national and demographic...

Celebrating an ophthalmic nursing champion

The force behind many pivotal moments in ophthalmic nursing in New Zealand over the past 30 years, Sue Raynel spent her nursing career campaigning for...

Quickest way to the heart? Through the eye

Researchers from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in the US have shown it may be possible to detect heart disease using retinal optical...

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