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Both in print and online, Eye News - now in our 25th year - provides an invaluable forum for the sharing of ideas and information in the fields ophthalmology, optometry and related specialties.

 

Simulated intravitreal injection training – the way forward

Simulated surgical training is now recommended in the training curricula of all ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom [1]. Simulated training allows for familiarisation with a procedure, exercises the discipline of repetition, allows the resolution of technical difficulties and enables refinement...

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SOS (Simplified Ophthalmic Statistics) Part 3: Which statistical test should I use (if any)?

P<0.05 is a statement that brings joy to many researchers. Arguably this is because inclusion of such a statement may increase the chance of acceptance for publication. Whilst statisticians and non-statisticians are united in trying to change this culture, cultural...

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Developing community eye care: the GOS package in Scotland

In the second in the series about community eye care in the home nations, Janet Pooley explains how Scotland has developed its services within GOS. The United Kingdom has devolved healthcare; the powers were transferred from Westminster to Scotland and...

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Paediatric ophthalmology training in Africa through the Juba-Bournemouth VISION 2020 LINK

One of the aims of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is to provide specialist ophthalmic training for practising ophthalmologists from its 11 member countries. A number of initiatives are enabling more ophthalmologists to undertake...

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A connected workplace – Part 1

Losing services to external providers is an increasingly common challenge for traditional NHS eye care providers. The external providers tend to have a well connected IT infrastructure, allowing sharing of patient records and imaging data between their different facilities. Working...

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In conversation with Salman Waqar

Hari Kaneshayogan interviews Salman Waqar, a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a keen interest in medical innovation. He is the inventor of the Waqar suture removal forceps, which combines suture cut and removal in one instrument. He has also created an injection...

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A comparative evaluation of a new diffractive trifocal and EDOF IOLs

This study aimed to compare the outcomes of two diffractive trifocal intraocular lenses and one extended depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lens (IOLs). This was a six month, single centred, prospective, randomised, comparative study in which patients who underwent routine...

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Is ophthalmology still a vocation?

People seem to be interested in medicine for different reasons. There does seem to be a spectrum in ophthalmology in which people range from ‘do it for the pay’ all the way to ‘do it for the patients’, with some...

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  • I am interested in the stressful nature of cataract surgery from the surgeon rather...
  • I attended a morning seminar at the recent College Congress in Liverpool about how...
  • It is one of the great trials of medical life trying to get things...
  • When I worked as a registrar at Newport many years ago I remember a...
  • Until a few years ago doctors were exempt from jury duty. I am glad...
  • The first time I attended the Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists was...
  • When I first started doing cataract lists, the consultant at the time, a Mr...

Vitreoretinal Disease: Diagnosis, Management and Clinical Pearls (second edition)

A comprehensive, well-illustrated and highly informative resource providing excellent descriptions of vitreoretinal diseases, their presentation, diagnosis and management. The 40 chapters are grouped into four sections, namely: the Anatomy and Physiology of the vitreous, retina, choroid and retinal pigment epithelium;...

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