Corneal Graft – Seeing Through Another’s Eye

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Eduard Zirm completed the first successful corneal graft, also known as a corneal transplant, in 1905. Since then innumerable ophthalmologists have refined and developed the procedure to become the most common and successful form of human transplantation. This article will discuss some of the reasons people may need a corneal graft, what types of corneal transplants are now possible and … Read More

Eyesight and genetics. Is there a link?

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We see inherited traits every day. Families with the same hair colour, eye colour, nose shape or build. But those of us who don’t experience poor vision probably haven’t considered the links between genetics and eyesight. Many eye conditions do have an underlying genetic cause, which means they can be inherited or “run in the family”. For people who have … Read More

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

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The year is 2020, there are vision related puns and memes all over the internet. But what does it mean to have 20/20 vision? People use the term 20/20 vision a lot, and they tend to think it means “perfect vision”, but it actually means “normal visual acuity”. Visual acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision when measured on … Read More

How Allergies and Hay Fever Affect Your Eyes

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Spring may be the season best known for triggering allergy symptoms, but some of us experience hay fever symptoms all year round. Our much loved Pohutukawa trees can bring out a swathe of allergic reactions in the midst of a New Zealand summer. Even now, with cooler days ahead of us, some may start experiencing itchy eyes and runny noses … Read More

How often should you have an eye test?

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When did you last have your vision tested? Was it within the past year or two? More, perhaps? If you’re not experiencing discomfort, it can be tempting to push appointments like getting your eyes checked and visiting the dentist to the bottom of your priority list. However, putting these appointments off is often the last thing we should be doing. … Read More

How to Choose an Ophthalmologist and Eye Care Professional

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Your eyesight is important. To maintain good vision it is imperative to have regular comprehensive eye examinations where your vision and the health of your eyes is assessed. It can be confusing knowing which type of eye professional to visit and in New Zealand we have a few different options. See further down the page where we demystify the various … Read More

Common Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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If you have any problems with lost vision in one or both eyes, it’s important to get your eyes checked as soon as possible. However, it is quite normal to be living with an eye condition at some point of your life. Some are more debilitating than others, and some have an easy fix. Different eye conditions can be brought … Read More

Common Age Related Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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As we age certain eye conditions become more common, making it more important to have regular eye checks. After all, we rely heavily on our vision for independence and good quality of life. Not to worry – if diagnosed early, loss of vision can be minimised. We’ve put together some information on the most common age related eye conditions. Keep … Read More