Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Alimeria Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering are to jointly host a webinar to discuss the RCOphth COVID-19 guidelines.

Easter Weekend sees the start of Innovia Face Visor production

Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.

UKISCRS to create series of webinars

The first webinar, hosted by Professor David Spalton, will be held today Thursday 9 April, 6-7pm.

Heidelberg Engineering supplies free protective breath shields

Heidelberg Engineering has announced that it is shipping protective breath shields free of charge to SPECTRALIS owners in the UK.

Fight for Sight continues to promote eye research

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond.

Review evaluates efficacy of eye protection equipment to protect against Covid-19

Researchers from the University of Oxford have concluded that there is "no direct evidence from randomised trials that eye protection equipment alone prevents transmission of COVID-19."

World Ophthalmology Congress goes virtual

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2020) has decided to make its June meeting virtual, to provide "an opportunity to come together, collaborate and share the latest advancements in eye care".

First UK doctor dies due to Covid-19

An ear, nose and throat consultant has become the first UK doctor confirmed to have died of coronavirus.

AOP fee reduction for members amidst coronavirus crisis

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has announced a 20% reduction in membership fees for UK practising members, which is the equivalent of two monthly direct debit payments.

Haag-Streit offers free downloadable breath shield template

Haag-Streit has offered users a free downloadable breath shield template for its slit lamps.

Optical practices in England need "financial lifeline"

NHS England’s failure to act is forcing hundreds of optical practices to close, with a direct and dangerous impact on the eye healthcare of patients in England during the COVID-19 crisis, the Optical Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has warned.

BVI to donate PPE to healthcare workers

Ophthalmic device manufacturer BVI has redirected its efforts and supply toward the COVID-19 response.