Tinnitus associated with POAG

A large-scale Taiwanese study has found patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) have an almost 30% increased risk of having tinnitus, compared...

Dark bedrooms for better health

Even moderate artificial light exposure during sleep harms heart health and increases insulin resistance, a US study found.   Professor Phyllis Zee, chief...

Strabismus linked to mental illness

A large-scale US study has found a moderate association between strabismus and anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depressive disorder.

C-3P0, R2D2… OCT?!

US engineers have found that the key to robots and self-driving cars ‘seeing’ the world more naturally and safely may be optical coherence tomography (OCT).

CooperVision’s sustainability promise

In a bold move, CooperVision ANZ has made all the one-day contact lenses it sells in New Zealand and Australia plastic neutral.

LED lens prevents DR

South Korean researchers have shown a contact lens (CL) that irradiates the retina with far-red/ near-infrared (NIR) light prevented diabetic retinopathy...

Implant records IOP for a decade

A German study has found that an implanted telemetric intraocular pressure (IOP) sensor continued to function and was well tolerated in situ for almost...

IbisVision’s US funding drive

Glasgow-based optometry tech firm IbisVision is looking to raise £5m (NZ$9.4m) in the US to fund the roll out of its technology internationally.

Telehealth reduces inequities

Researchers at The University of Auckland have shown that telehealth could reduce health inequities for Māori whānau.

Vabysmo nets FDA approval

Genentech’s Vabysmo (faricimab), the first bispecific antibody to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and diabetic macular oedema...

University tackles MRSA vaccine following Covid vaccine success

A University of Auckland (UoA) team is developing a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine based on mRNA technology developed to fight Covid-19.

Alcoholism drug preserves vision

US researchers have found that disulfiram (Antabuse), a drug used to treat alcoholism, could help restore some vision in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and...

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