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My top five: Trinkets of fact or fiction

Trinkets of adult wisdom are often delivered to children alongside warnings of catastrophic outcomes. In this article we present five ‘facts’ about eye health and vision and ask the question: to what extent are these ideas backed up by literature?...

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Report on ‘2024: Artificial Intelligence and the Eye’

As the application of artificial intelligence (AI) is brought to the foray of clinical medicine, you can be forgiven for thinking that it is a relatively recent technology. However, researchers and computer scientists have been working on it for many...

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Part 1: good news, bad news at the international conference

One of my favourite comic strips from my childhood was Good News, Bad News which ran in Jackpot comic from 1979–1982. In this strip, the story for the main character would be described in a series of alternating ‘Good News’...

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Internet security Q&A

Internet security advice is constantly changing in response to new and evolving threats. For this reason, it is timely to provide an update on recommended practices and new technologies. For ease of perusal the information is presented as a series...

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Vitreomacular traction: natural course vs. vitrectomy vs. ocriplasmin

Over time, the vitreous gel completely separates from the retina in a process known as a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). In some instances, however, the vitreous does not detach entirely and remains adherent to the macula. The term vitreomacular traction...

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Internuclear ophthalmoplegia: a case study

A 44-year-old patient presents with binocular, mostly horizontal diplopia when fixating on moving objects. This has been ongoing for approximately five years. He is known to have multiple sclerosis and had an episode of optic neuritis six years prior in...

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UKISOP and the allied health professions

In ophthalmology practice today there is a vast number of training and educational opportunities for staff from all professional backgrounds. The key is to use your study leave and funding wisely! In the first of this series of articles, signalling...

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Developing eye health services in Malawi: a personal reflection

Dr Chinsisi Namate reflects on her first two years as a consultant ophthalmologist at the eye unit at Zomba Central Hospital, and how she has already successfully expanded eyecare services for southeast Malawi. The Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in...

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What's trending Jun/Jul 2024

#solar #eclipse The recent total solar eclipse over North America resulted in some stunning photos, but it was the aftermath that made the most headlines. There were ophthalmologists reporting a significant increase in the number of patients coming through their...

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The results of the last survey Jun24

When I was in my training and even in my early years as a consultant, I did not fully understand the difference between different lenses. When asked my preference of hydrophilic versus hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs) I really did not...

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