If your eyes feel gritty or are sensitive to light, chances are you have blocked lipid glands.
Baby boomers are hitting the age where they could experience visual impairment as a result of cataracts.
Another sucessful trip to Labasa. 101 surgeries in 9 days.
Novel tear interferometry Novel Tear Interferometer Made of Paper for Lipid Layer Evaluation Hwang HS, Kim EC, Kim MS. Cornea 2014;33:826-831 The authors of this paper developed a very simple (and almost free) tear interferometer. It consists of a standard slit lamp biomicroscope and a piece of photocopy paper measuring 70mm wide by 20mm high […]
On the 9th of August 2011 Dr McKellar moved into his new rooms in Riccarton, Christchurch. A fully renovated, easy to access, single story eathquake-proof bungalow right across the road from Westfield Mall.
Conjunctival shrinkage and dry eye Prevalence of conjunctival shrinkage and its association with dry eye disease: results from a population-based study in Spain Viso E, Rodriguez-Ares MT, Bóveda FJ, et al. Cornea. 2014; 33:442-447 Conjunctival shrinkage (CS) is usually bilateral and progressive and may be caused by oculocutaneous disorders, certain drugs, chemical agents, or infections, […...
Corneal Sensation after DSAEK Changes in Corneal Sensation, Epithelial Damage, and Tear Function after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Hirayama Y, Satake Y, Hirayama M, et al. Cornea 2013; 32:1255-1259 This prospective study aimed to compare ocular surface changes in 31 eyes of 28 patients following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) to those in [&h...
RES: lubricate or bandage? Randomized controlled study of ocular lubrication versus bandage contact lens in the primary treatment of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome Adad MA, Anandan M, Tah V et al. Cornea. 2013; 32:1311-1314 This randomised controlled trial of 29 patients aimed to investigate the efficacy of bandage contact lenses (BCLs; n=14) compared with ocular […]
Dr McKellar joins the trustees of Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas to help organise South Pacific Aid Trips.
Which presbyopia-correcting IOL is best? Comparison of through-focus image sharpness across five presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses. Pepose JS, Wang D and Altmann GE. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012; 154:20-28 This paper compared the through-focus image sharpness of the Crystalens AO (AO), Crystalens HD (HD), aspheric ReSTOR +4 (R4), aspheric ReSTOR +3 (R3), and Tecnis Multifocal Acrylic (TMF) [&helli...