The butterfly effect

One of the most fascinating aspects of being a consultant is seeing the workings of the machine that is medical training from the other side. For two years now I have taken part in the specialty recruitment interviews and it...

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Non-organic visual loss

Patients can present to eye departments with various signs and symptoms (mostly symptoms) with no obvious organic cause. These patients can be labelled with any of a wide range of diagnoses such as functional visual loss, functional overlay, psychosomatic reaction...

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Trends in Opthalmology hosts Grand Ball in honour of Sir Harold Ridley 70th anniversary

Sir Harold Ridley spent his working career at St Thomas' and Moorfields Hospital specialising in ophthalmology. During World War II, Ridley saw Royal Air Force casualties with eye injuries and observed that when splinters of acrylic plastic from aircraft cockpit...

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What's trending Dec/Jan 2020

#eyedoctor #banned #visamix-up #HomeOffice #hostileenvironment An ophthalmologist was left stranded overseas when the Home Office refused him entry due to a visa mix-up. Dr Chan was working as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital until August 2019, then was offered...

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“I can see fine. Why do I need my eyes tested?”

Are routine eye examinations really necessary? The author asks whether frequent appointments in low-risk patients with normal results are actually cost-effective. It’s recommended that most people should get their eyes tested every two years.” [1] This message is widely publicised...

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Capacity building for ophthalmic nursing in Ghana, Botswana and Tanzania

Ophthalmic nurses (ON) have been the backbone of eye health services in Africa since the mid-20th century and remain the largest single cadre of allied ophthalmic personnel in Commonwealth countries in Africa. Numbers are currently estimated at between 3500 and...

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In conversation with Donald Montgomery

  Donald Montgomery, 2019 Chair of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS), shares the highlights of his meeting in Glasgow and reveals next year’s location. Click the image below to see his answers to our questions.

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A curry a day could keep the ophthalmologist away

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: A curry a day could keep the ophthalmologist away The dietary supplement market is a multibillion-dollar...

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Nanosecond laser cataract surgery

The authors review the evidence for nanosecond laser cataract surgery: is this the future? Cataract is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide, and cataract surgery is one of the most successful and cost-effective healthcare interventions, with a great impact...

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Book Reviews

Understanding and confronting bacterial endophthalmitis

Abdus Samad Ansari highlights the importance of early recognition of this condition using an unusual presentation. Endophthalmitis is a medical emergency with devastating consequences. Despite adequate treatment, severe cases frequently result in permanent blindness. Endophthalmitis involves inflammation of both the...

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An interview with Professor John Forrester

What made you choose ophthalmology as a career and how did your interest in academia develop? During Medical School at Glasgow University, I was getting progressively disillusioned with the career options while my colleagues and friends all seemed to quickly...

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