What lies beneath? Nonexudative macular neovascularisation in AMD

Recent literature has increasingly reported on a clinical entity found in the fellow eyes of patients undergoing treatment for unilateral exudative neovascular...

To ZAP or not to ZAP?

A common incidental clinical finding among optometrists is ‘narrow angles'. That worryingly thin black space on Van Herick assessment alerts us to dust...

Will you take them back?

I am sure that it doesn’t feel that long ago when, as affiliated health providers, you were consumed with the introduction of vaccination mandates.

Run for your eyes – motion over potions

As a medical student in Oxford, UK, in the 1990s, I was fortunate enough to be lectured by the late Dr David Sackett, considered one of the pioneers of...

Corneal donation and corneal transplantation in Aotearoa

Despite attempts since the early 1800s, success in corneal transplantation remained elusive until thebeginning of the 20th century. Indeed, corneal transplantation...

Long-term efficacy and safety of MIGS in glaucoma management

In this review, I discuss three recent papers, adding to the role of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) in the management of glaucoma, particularly...

A woman’s place… in ophthalmology

Celebrating 25 years with Alcon, Karen Fowler worked her way up to become head of the Australia and New Zealand business and the region’s surgical division....

Focusing on orthoptics 2022

This year’s Orthoptics Australia Annual Conference took place virtually, so I got to enjoy the array of talks during a visit to my hometown of Hobart,...

In the dark

"The nothing that is not there and the nothing that is" Wallace Stevens

Cannabinol validated for glaucoma therapy

A Canadian study has shown cannabinol (CBN) promotes neuroprotection, abrogates changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) protein and normalises intraocular...

Keratoconus care – past, present and future

Keratoconus appears both more common and more severe in Aotearoa than in many other countries and it has been the most common indication for corneal transplantation...

ANZGS 2022: looking at glaucoma laterally

For previous Australia New Zealand Glaucoma Society conference (ANZGS) meetings I have enjoyed jetting off to Brisbane for a couple of days to be immersed...

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