ANZSS 2021

I applaud the huge effort put in by Drs Anne-Marie Yardley and Brenda Breidenstein for organising and hosting this year’s Australian and New Zealand Strabismus...

Nurses: meeting future needs

Following the cancellation of last year’s annual ophthalmic nurses meeting, held in conjunction with the RANZCO NZ Branch conference each year, we waited...

Ophthalmology: creating balance

The RANZCO 2021 New Zealand Branch meeting was a much-anticipated affair amid the changing climate of Covid restrictions and unpredictable alert levels....

Optometry no longer needs feminism?

In 2021, the International Women’s Day theme was #ChooseToChallenge, so Optometry Australia (OA) chose to challenge the movement of feminism in optometry....

SPONSORED: The only way to meet standards for ophthalmic device disinfection

Many professionals are unaware of the disinfection requirements for medical devices used in optometry and ophthalmology every day, and on multiple patients.

When makeup gets in the way

In 2014 I was in my final year overseas preceptorship, shadowing a middle-aged male optometrist. The patient was a lady in her forties. He was on the slit...

The rise of optometry AMSR artists

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is thought to be experienced by around 58% of the population. It’s a physical response to visual and auditory...

CCLSNZ 2021: the conference that almost wasn’t

February 2020 saw the first cases of Covid-19 appear in New Zealand. Over the following weeks borders were gradually closed and, as we know, New Zealand...

Street simulations to combat falls

By 2050, the number of people over 65 will have tripled worldwide and around one in three living at home will have at least one fall per year, according...

Contact lens-related keratitis in New Zealand

In the early Sixties, driven by the efforts of pioneering dentist-turned-contact lens manufacturer Eugene Hirst (original co-founder of Mortimer Hirst...

Light at the end of the lockdown tunnel

Roughly one year ago, the nation and the world were catapulted into our brand-new world of Covid-19 lockdown and home confinement. Fears began to surface...

Risk factors for conjunctival melanoma recurrence

Although conjunctival melanoma is uncommon, when diagnosed late it can lead to metastatic disease and even death. It is classified according to the American...

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