The Scottish Government Scholarship in Ophthalmology: just a few weeks left to apply!

A number of scholarships are available for eye healthcare professionals working in Scotland who have been accepted for admission to the online MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology programme in academic year 2021-2022, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.

Home testing can help glaucoma patients, new study shows

Nearly 60,000 people in Scotland living with glaucoma could benefit from carrying out tests at home, a study funded by Sight Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has shown.

New webinar series on sight loss and genomic research

A new webinar series highlighting the latest scientific developments and the future of research will be launched next week.

Glaucoma Awareness Week: Glaucoma UK to focus on hereditary nature of disease

With so many people looking forward to reuniting with family and friends, Glaucoma Awareness Week will focus on the fact that glaucoma can be hereditary and the importance of loved ones in the lives of patients with the disease.

Survey reveals poor public awareness of dry eye disease

A new survey has revealed how few people are aware of Dry Eye Disease, a debilitating and painful eye condition which affects one in four people in the UK.

Global sight alliance declares climate emergency

In recognition of Earth Day, on 22 April 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has declared a Climate Emergency and released a call to action for environmentally sustainable practices in the eye health sector.

The University of Auckland, New Zealand - Ophthalmology Sub-speciality Fellowship Applications Open – Deadline 18 June 2021

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and Greenlane Hospital, Auckland District Health Board have openings.

Pulling on the heart strings: ophthalmologist fundraises for GOSH

NIHR Doctoral Fellow Sohaib Rufai is sharing his guitar performances to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Good news: new study links moderate wine consumption to lower risk of cataract surgery

An observational study published today in Ophthalmology (the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology) indicates that low to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of requiring surgery for cataracts, although the nature of the study means it does not definitively prove a direct causal effect.

Lancet Commission calls for global action on blindness

The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health highlights the changing nature of the issues facing eye health professionals worldwide.

Glaucoma UK launches new services booklet for people living with glaucoma

Glaucoma UK is launching a new booklet to highlight the services it can offer to people with glaucoma, and the healthcare professionals looking after them.

CBM launches the Light up Lives appeal

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.