Māori perspectives of ocular healthcare: addressing inequitable health outcomes in ophthalmology

Our ocular healthcare system is failing to adequately serve Māori, write Isaac Samuels and Julie Pirere.

Genetic advances and impact on paediatric eyecare: focus on congenital cataract

Congenital cataract typically presents in infancy with variable lens opacities that block the normal red reflex (Fig 1). It can be associated with other...

Contemporary approaches to assessing and treating diabetic eye disease

Diabetes has been described as one of the biggest epidemics of the 21st century. By 2045, 783 million people are projected to have developed diabetes globally1....

The iris in health and disease, part II: Iris transillumination defects and rubeosis iridis

In December 2021, we described normal variations in the iris and iris changes in certain genetic conditions, systemic diseases, and malignant tumours....

An accommodating view of Zinn’s zonule

A clear view of the ciliary zonule, or zonule of Zinn, is an uncommon sight at the slit lamp. Being transparent, poorly preserved post-mortem and resistant...

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...

Ocular melanoma in Aotearoa

Ocular melanoma (OM) is the most common cancer in the adult eye. OM affects structures in the eye containing melanocytes: the choroid, ciliary body, iris...

LETTER: The effect of the pandemic on cataract surgery and training

I read with interest the article by Wadhwa et al regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the eyecare system in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Covid-19...

Let nature take care of it

Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) are the commonest cancers in Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, the age-standardised incidence of NMSCs was 406 per...

LETTER: Parkinson’s case study - The importance of spotting microtremors

The case study on Parkinson’s disease by Layal Naji (NZ Optics, March 2022*) was a timely reminder of this very common disease that affects an increasing...

Oh no, the drain is blocked! PXF and glaucoma

Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) is important to identify as it carries a significant risk of glaucoma. Once pseudoexfoliative glaucoma develops, it may...

CASE STUDY: The importance of spotting microtremors

A 52-year-old South-East Asian female presented to clinic for a routine eye exam. She had been experiencing some near blur and a constant gritty sensation...

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