Training tomorrow’s dry eye clinicians

Based on its overwhelming success to date, the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) has increased the services of its Dry Eye Clinic to two sessions...

ECPs’ approach to dry eye management

The TFOS DEWS II reports were published in 2017, bringing practitioners up to date on the scientific evidence related to dry eye disease (DED), including...

When should you check for dry eye?

Should we look for dry eye on every patient? I get this question with some frequency. I admit I find it perplexing. I am reminded of a practitioner asking...

DED and immune-mediated diseases

The most severe forms of chronic dry eye disease (DED) are often caused by underlying immune-mediated diseases. These can be visually debilitating in some...

YouTube: promoting your practice via video

Ever heard your patients say they use Dr Google? Or that they looked something up online? YouTube is the worldwide number two search engine. Every day,...

Attracting the third age

In most developed countries, the aging population is growing. In New Zealand, it’s expected that roughly one in 4.5 people will be over the age of 65 by...

Battling OSD despite the pandemic

No one could have imagined what 2020 would bring, least of all those in the eye professions for whom ‘2020’, by all rights, was supposed to be our ‘perfect’...

Artificial tears: preserved or non-preserved, that is the question

With apologies to William Shakespeare for the title, this was indeed the question addressed in our recent literature review1. With increasing availability...

BOOK REVIEW: The MEEI illustrated manual of ophthalmology (5th edition)

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary illustrated manual of ophthalmology, fifth edition, is the latest version of the popular ophthalmology textbook...

CASE STUDY: periorbital cellulitis or worse?

A 6-year-old female was referred by her GP with the chief complaint being right, upper lid swelling. Prior to that, there was a history of sinusitis with...

Farewelling a research gentleman

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to interview Professor Colin Green about his contribution to the Department of Ophthalmology at...

Castor oil for blepharitis

Blepharitis is one of the most common ophthalmic conditions, characterised by chronic inflammation of the eyelid tissues and affecting the eyelashes, meibomian...

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