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Eyes on the prize

Baby boomers are hitting the age where they could experience visual impairment as a result of cataracts.

Eye to Eye October 2014

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 […]

New rooms!

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.

Eye to Eye June 2014

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, […...

Eye to Eye March 2014

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...

Eye to Eye December 2013

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 […]

VOSO trustee

Dr McKellar joins the trustees of Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas to help organise South Pacific Aid Trips.

Eye to Eye September 2012

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...

Eye to Eye June 2012

Surgical solution for presbyopia? Small-aperture corneal inlay for the correction of presbyopia: 3-year follow-up. Seyeddain O, Hohensinn M, Riha W, et al. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012; 38:35-45 This prospecitve, non-randomized, non-comparative cohort study examined the three-year postoperative safety and efficacy outcomes of the Acufocus corneal inlay for presbyopia. Thirty-two naturally emmetro...