CHEC Announces Collaboration with Award-winning Eyecare Company

Leading ophthalmologist Nikolina Budimlija to host CPD event in early October. Collaboration with family run Scope Eyecare reflects CHEC’s continued expansion of services and expertise.

Welcome from Guest Editor Evelyn Mensah

I loved attending RCOphth Annual Congress face-to-face in Glasgow this year. How wonderful it was to see old friends and meet new after two pandemic years. At Congress I chaired the session on ‘Racism in the NHS’ with ‘three professors’...

RNIB and Abertay University hold event to reboot gaming to make it more accessible for those with sight loss

Sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Abertay University in Dundee will host a pioneering Accessible Gaming Symposium this week.

RNIB launches new campaign to dispel myths and encourage people to ‘See the person, not the sight loss’

Leading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and The&Partnership has today (3 October 2022) launched a new campaign ‘See the person, not the sight loss’, challenging outdated public attitudes and misperceptions of sight loss.

Diagnoses of dry eye disease double within a year

Over a third of Britons haven’t had an eye test within the last two years, while one in five have not had an eye test due to financial struggles.

Javier Bardem 'donates' his iris to the Eyes of the World Foundation to fight avoidable blindness

The Eyes of the World Foundation has launched 'Iris of the World' to raise awareness of the deficiencies in eye care in the most vulnerable areas of the world, and to defend the universal right to vision.

CHEC Launches New Treatment Centre in Accrington

CHEC (Community Health and Eye Care), one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, has announced the opening of a new site in Accrington offering eyecare and endoscopy services to the local community.

REPORT: American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS) European Symposium

David Shahnazaryan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, London, UK and Radhika Rampat, Consultant Ophthalmologist, London, UK, report from the AECOS Symposium in Antwerp, Belgium (June 10-12).

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity takes up the challenge of glaucoma in Nigeria

The Glaucoma-NET was established by the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme in 2021 to address the high levels of irreversible blindness due to glaucoma in low-income countries. It aims to preserve the sight of people with glaucoma through bringing together patients, clinicians, researchers, NGOs and Ministries of Health, with a lasting and sustainable impact.

Eye Surgeons of the Future

Who and where are the eye surgeons of the year 2040? Chien Wong reports from a London school's Careers Fair.

From the Editors: Back in the habit!

Recently I spoke at an ophthalmic conference in London. It was amazing to be back amongst friends and colleagues in person again, to learn and share with one another. I also took the opportunity to stay on for a few...

Scope Eyecare Announces Winners of Independent Prescriber Bursary Awards 2022

Three winners announced among 70 applicants.