Upskilling in DED through the BCLA

As an optometrist who specialises in dry eye disease (DED), I am constantly trying to stay on top of the latest research and developments, so it was with...

What’s new in dry eye management today and looking ahead

In the early days of my clinical career, most products for managing dry eye disease (DED) focused on increasing eye lubrication using a limited range of...

Striving for equity in eye heath

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

BOOK REVIEW: Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, sixth edition

The first and second editions of this textbook were written by Professor David Pickwell, who specialised in binocular vision and ocular anatomy and physiology...

Effects of commercial eyelid cleansers on the ocular surface

Ocular demodex infestation is recognised to be an important cause of chronic blepharitis1 and a number of commercial anti-demodectic eyelid formulations...

Amniotic membrane in optometry practice for dry eye patients?

Amniotic membrane (amnion) is the innermost layer of the amniotic sac, which surrounds the baby during pregnancy1. Amniotic membrane has been considered...

An eye on autism

The job of the optics industry is to support those with visual impairment and prevent others from developing it, but for patients who are neurodiverse,...

Developing a more effective eye drop for DED and other inflammatory ocular conditions

It is well recognised that tear film lipid layer instability is one of the hallmarks of evaporative dry eye disease (DED), yet most artificial tears are...

Is your workplace mentally healthy?

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, contributing significantly to the wellbeing and prosperity of New Zealanders. Smaller workplaces employ...

Adapting to the new ocular surface research landscape

Placement – Main intro piece, after short intro piece for Dry eye special feature p15-16. Please can you include the QR codes as per the article, and also...

WGC 2021: Glaucoma pearls, from the spare room

My wife and I had it all worked out after the last World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) in Melbourne in 2019 – we would import my parents again to boy-sit while...

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