The truth behind the headlines Feb/Mar 2019

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: The blue-light hazard – is it true? Blue light is part of the visible optical spectrum...

The truth behind the headlines Dec/Jan 2019

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related stories in the news. Headline: Glaucoma patients can monitor and treat their own IOP! It is well known that poorly controlled intraocular pressure (IOP) is a leading risk factor for glaucoma...

The truth behind the headlines Oct/Nov 2018

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: Patients blinded by stem cells! How safe are they really? Ever since the successful results following...

The truth behind the headlines Aug/Sep 2018

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Glucose-sensing contact lenses replace the finger prick test! The concept of contact lenses was first illustrated by...

The truth behind the headlines Jun/Jul 2018

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline:“Robot performs cataract surgery on patient!” Twenty-five years ago when Eye News launched, a news headline such as...

The truth behind the headlines Apr/May 2018

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline:“My cataracts have been dissolved by eye drops!” I’m sure some of us have had patients enquire about...

The truth behind the headlines Dec/Jan 2018

In this new series, Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline:Patient changes eye colour permanently and has brighter and whiter looking eyes If you...