CBM has launched a fundraising appeal to improve access to sight-saving treatment in Zimbabwe, and until 20 May all public donations will be doubled by the UK government.
A study published today in BMJ Open Ophthalmology has shown the impact of COVID-19 on those already experiencing vivid hallucinations as a result of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).
Nigeria has the highest population of people living with diabetes mellitus (DM) in sub-Saharan Africa. As at 2013 the population of people living with DM stood at 4.9 million, of whom an estimated 1.7 million had diabetic retinopathy (DR). There is currently no national DR screening and treatment programme.
The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology which will support eligible ophthalmology trainees / registrars /residents undertake the university’s online, two-year, part-time ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology from September 2021.
The Scottish Ophthalmological Club meeting will take place on 24 February.
The British Council for Prevention of Blindness has published its new annual review.
Glaucoma UK has announced the appointments of the new president and president-elect for its UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS).
A new podcast and vodcast series exploring cutting edge tech to curb rise in preventable blindness has been launched by international eye health charity, Orbis.
A new website, Gene Vision (https://gene.vision), has been developed by Professor Mariya Moosajee and Dr Alex Yeong, supported by Dr Peter Thomas (Director of Digital Innovation at Moorfields Eye Hospital). The new site is intended for adults, children and their families who are diagnosed with rare genetic eye diseases.
A letter has been released to go to all optical professionals on behalf of the professional bodies and government bodies responsible for ophthalmic dispensing and optometry.
With experts predicting that global blindness will triple by 2050, and the number of people requiring eyecare already outpacing the number of trained ophthalmologists, eyecare training has never been more vital. Traditional in-person ophthalmic training has been curtailed by the...