University of Edinburgh online ophthalmology applications deadline approaches

The deadline is approaching for applications to the MSc (Master of Science) in Primary Care Ophthalmology and ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh. Enhance your ophthalmic knowledge and clinical practice with world class postgraduate...

Leading sight organisations to merge

Two international sight organisations have announced that they will merge from January 2021 to better tackle the global vision crisis.

Entries welcome for SOC's first e-poster competition

The first e-poster competition by the Scottish Ophthalmological Club (SOC) is now open for entries.

A Scottish first: SOC goes virtual

The first virtual Scottish Ophthalmology Club (SOC) meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

100% Optical and Optrafair organisers join forces

From now on there will be one major annual exhibition, 100% Optical at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which has full industry support from the FMO and other major optical bodies.

AAO cancels meeting for first time since 1945

The AAO has announced that its 2020 meeting will now be virtual only.

Glaucoma UK reveals new name, website and branding

Glaucoma UK - formerly the International Glaucoma Association - is using this year’s Glaucoma Awareness Week (GAW) to launch a new name, visual identity and website for the charity, with the aim of reaching more people who have glaucoma, or who are at risk of glaucoma.

COVID-19 elective oculoplastic consent proforma

The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...

Michael Burdon to begin term of office as a BCPB Trustee

Michael Burdon begins his term of office as a BCPB Trustee in July 2020, and in October 2020 will become Chairman of the Council when Paul Hunter retires after six years.

Glaucoma Awareness Week 29 June – 5 July

This year, the International Glaucoma Association's (IGA) Glaucoma Awareness Week will take place from 29 June to 5 July. The IGA wants more people in the UK than ever before to know just how important it is to look after...

Cancelled eye surgeries could mean permanent sight-loss, warns Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they struggle to access treatment for their eye conditions.

AOP urges drivers to see an optometrist about vision concerns

The Association of Optometrists has reminded motorists to contact their optometrist if they have concerns about their vision.