More action on sepsis needed as NHS Ombudsman still seeing same failings a decade on

The UK’s Health Ombudsman has warned that sepsis is still taking too many lives due to the same hospital failings we were seeing over ten years ago.

UKISCRS 47th Annual Congress Preview

Check out the Eye News preview for UKISCRS' 47th Annual Congress in London, 1-3 November.

Effective treatment for rare sight-threatening infection

A drug candidate, based on pioneering UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital research and currently under development by SIFI S.p.A., has been found to be highly effective in treating a rare sight-threatening eye infection in a new international clinical trial.

New funding will support development of wearable diagnostics for neuromuscular diseases

A researcher from the University of Glasgow has received an EPSRC Open Fellowship to develop new wearable technology capable of measuring the progress of neuromuscular diseases.

Blind and partially sighted actors star in charity films aimed at getting people to think #BeforeYouAsk

Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has released a series of humorous, yet challenging, #BeforeYouAsk short films as part of its See the Person, Not the Sight Loss campaign which aims to raise awareness of and dispel misconceptions about sight loss.

OSA Insights to Market win praise from members

OSA members praised the breadth of optical market insights provided by the Autumn meeting this week as a broad spectrum of suppliers gathered in London, reinforcing the strength of the trade body.

RNIB welcomes new magnifier coming to a Google Pixel smartphone

RNIB welcomes new magnifier in-your-pocket-feature coming to a Google Pixel smartphone near you.

College of Optometrists urges public to wear their glasses for night driving

As the clocks go back into Greenwich Mean Time, and the nights draw in, experts at The College of Optometrists are urging those drivers who have been advised to wear glasses while driving, to don their spectacles before getting behind the wheel.

NHS staffing experts back insourcing as practical solution to long NHS waiting lists

NHS staffing experts back insourcing as practical solution to long NHS waiting lists amid cross-party consensus on the need for increased independent sector support.

BCLA webinar will look at medical uses for contact lenses

A BCLA webinar will review the various indications for medical use of contact lenses and how different lens modalities work.

1/3 UK considering laser eye surgery but majority unaware it's non-reversible and affects night vision

National eye health survey shows a third of UK are considering laser eye surgery but vast majority are unaware it is non-reversible and how it can affect night vision.

Thousands of retired staff return to the NHS

More than a third of nurses who retired two years ago had returned to practice 12 months later, according to new NHS England figures.