Kiwi tech wins ASCRS challenge

A new, potentially revolutionary device to treat corneal infections, co-developed by Auckland-based consultant ophthalmologist Dr Simon Dean, has won the prestigious, international American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2020 Winning Pitch Challenge.

 

Dry eye technology: improving outcomes

My practice focuses on specialty eye care and, much to my surprise, dry eye continues to be one of our main drawcards and is continuing to grow. A lot...

When should you check for dry eye?

Should we look for dry eye on every patient? I get this question with some frequency. I admit I find it perplexing. I am reminded of a practitioner asking...

DED and immune-mediated diseases

The most severe forms of chronic dry eye disease (DED) are often caused by underlying immune-mediated diseases. These can be visually debilitating in some...

Battling OSD despite the pandemic

No one could have imagined what 2020 would bring, least of all those in the eye professions for whom ‘2020’, by all rights, was supposed to be our ‘perfect’...

Artificial tears: preserved or non-preserved, that is the question

With apologies to William Shakespeare for the title, this was indeed the question addressed in our recent literature review1. With increasing availability...

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