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Legendary eye doctor pays tribute to Sir Ray Avery

In Dr Sanduk Ruit’s recently released biography "The Barefoot Surgeon" he pays tribute to Sir Ray Avery for his contribution to making low cost intraocular lenses available that help restore the sight to millions of people across seventy countries worldwide.

RANZCO Glaucoma Referral Pathways to DHBs launched in NZ

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Glaucoma Referral Pathways to District Health Boards (DHBs).

Research explores post-operative pain relief options

For the past two years consultant anaesthetist Dr Kelly Byrne has been asking the question: Can we improve post-operative pain relief in patients having major abdominal surgery, using a relatively simple and safe device?

'Eye-watering deal' for NZ medical business

New Zealand company ODocs Eye Care has signed its first overseas international partnership with Riyadh’s King Saud University, which is the biggest medical university in the Arab world.

We're fighting for our lives: women with advanced breast cancer speak out

A group of women with advanced breast cancer, Metavivors, says a report released by the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ paints a stark picture while perhaps ironically raising hope.

Statement on Privacy Commissioner finding on Procare - MoH

The Ministry of Health welcomes the finding of Privacy Commissioner John Edwards confirming that there is no evidence to justify an investigation into Procare Health.

New Study highlights importance of FASD Awareness Day

Alcohol Healthwatch says more New Zealand women need to know that any amount of alcohol is a risk to the healthy outcome of their baby.

Working together to prevent suicide

Southern DHB and WellSouth mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 encouraging connection and conversation to support vulnerable people in our communities

'NZ lagging behind in advanced breast cancer treatment'

New Zealand needs to stop treating people with advanced breast cancer as second class citizens, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) says.

Gut health seminars in Wellington

The journey to improved wellbeing starts with good gut health and Wellington residents can find out how to get started naturally at series of workshops being held in the region next month.