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Southern Eye Specialists provide regular Insights and Updates for our readers. These newsletters are valuable resources for New Zealand’s optometrists and GPs.

An end to the postcode lottery

An end to the postcode lottery

There have been recent changes in Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria (CPAC) scores, which will mean greater access and eligibility to private health services across the country.

Clinical trial success

Clinical trial success

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 Geographic Atrophy in macular degeneration.

A window to the soul (and body)

A window to the soul (and body)

Aside from checking your vision and the health of the eye itself, a regular eye examination is also important as a wider wellbeing check. That’s because, just as your neck bone’s connected to the head bone, as the catchy childhood rhyme says, your eyes are connected to many other systems in your body.

Stephanie’s incredible race

Stephanie’s incredible race

There’s been a bit of a celebration at the SES office with the news that our admin support superstar Stephanie Rattray came away with two gold medals in the New Zealand Para Cycling Championships in April.

Welcome Dr Wong

Welcome Dr Wong

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr Dickson Wong to the Southern Eye team. With a global outlook, local viewpoint, and an individually focused perspective, his expertise and experience are a perfect fit for the work here.

The eyebrow raiser

The eyebrow raiser

When it comes to injuries, activities like weightlifting or undertaking high speed or high-pressure activities without good eye protection can result in retinal detachment. Often, with modern equipment and expertise, we can reattach the retina using a surgical procedure. Back in the 1930s however, it wasn’t so easy.