Emerald eyes – nobody buys

Two pairs of extraordinary spectacles with diamond and emerald lenses, once owned by an unknown Mughal prince in South Asia, failed to find a buyer at...

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...

The rise of optometric intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) used to exist only in the imaginations of science fiction writers – the self-preserving HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey,...

Déjà view - Retro re-vamps underpinned by new tech were hot at Silmo

Maarten Weidema says he feels like he’s seen it all before; that might be because he has. But this isn’t a bad thing. “Corona was a period of crisis and...

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...

Silmo shines through

Sat on the runway at Bristol Airport, UK, I wondered if we would even make it to Paris! We were already 45 minutes late because of passengers not having...

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...

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