Clinical trial success

Clinical trial success

A new drug to treat GeographicAtrophy in Macular Degeneration Southern Eye Specialists was recently involved in a clinical trial that has resulted in a new drug pegcetacoplan being approved by the FDA in the USA. This is the first drug approved in the world to treat...
To sleep, perchance to dream…

To sleep, perchance to dream…

How light, sight and circadian rhythm affect your shut-eye How are you sleeping? It seems like many of us suffer from disrupted sleep and the effects this has on our day-to-day life. There are many causes (and cures) for the problem – and one simple solution is right...
March is Glaucoma Awareness Month

March is Glaucoma Awareness Month

What you can do to help Glaucoma Awareness Month is here again and, with it, another great reminder for those over 40 to get regular eye health checks. While our aging population means more New Zealanders than ever will develop glaucoma, with preventative screening...
Ready player one?

Ready player one?

How screen time is affecting young eyes Dry eye is a common condition that is usually experienced by the elderly. However, with a rise in screen time, be it for entertainment or education, we are increasingly seeing symptoms of the condition in younger patients. Many...
Game, Sight and Match

Game, Sight and Match

Game, Sight and Match Four famous athletes with eye conditions An athlete relies on clear visual information to ensure they have the quick reflexes needed for competing at elite levels. So what happens when this visual information is damaged or impaired? For the...
New technology brings relief for dry eye

New technology brings relief for dry eye

New technology brings relief Taking the battle to dry eye Near the end of 2019 we launched an exciting new service to Christchurch – IPL technology that delivers fast, effective relief to dry eye and other eye conditions. A lot of work has gone in behind the scenes...