What's trending Apr/May 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #COVID-19prevention #spectacles Ocular transmission of COVID-19 was discussed from the very beginning of the pandemic [1-3]. Indeed, it was an...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020, a year no one could have imagined, with our lives and headlines dominated by COVID-19...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #threeblindmice US company Nanoscope Therapeutics has developed a new treatment which is hoped will restore vision in those affected by retinal...

What's trending Oct/Nov 2020

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #oldEnglish #herbalremedies Researchers from the University of Warwick, investigating natural remedies to treat bacterial infections, have discovered a potential new...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2020

Life, at least from headlines, is certainly awakening again. #DominicCummings #Specsavers #BarnardCastleeyetest In one of the bizarre developments of #coronaviruslife, Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s most senior advisor, claimed he drove to Barnard Castle from Durham to test his eyesight. He...

What's trending Apr/May 2020

#punch #shark Nick Minogue, a 60-year-old New Zealander, was surfing off Pauanui Beach when he was attacked by a Great White Shark. Luckily, he recalled advice that sharks are vulnerable if hit in the eyes or the nose. His first...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2020

#gbhockey #samward #sight Great Britain Hockey player Sam Ward, described as one of the “deadliest attackers in world hockey” [1], sustained a sight-threatening injury after being struck in the face by a ball during the Olympic qualifying match against Malaysia...

What's trending Aug/Sept 2019

#puppydogeyes Who can resist a pair of puppy dog eyes? It may be that no human can! A team of researchers discovered that dogs acquired a new forehead muscle, which is scanty or absent in wolves. This muscle is the...

What's trending Apr/May 2019

#JessicaStarr #suicide This Detroit meteorologist committed suicide in December 2018 following SMILE corrective laser refractive surgery back in October 2018. Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is an alternative technique of laser refractive surgery with different advantages and disadvantages compared to...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2018

#QueenElizabeth #cataract It is well and truly summer! Queen Elizabeth was spotted in her sunnies during recent events, not just as a fashion accessory, or to shield the hot British summer sun. As it transpires, she underwent successful cataract surgery....