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Blinded by an Ofsted inspection

Introduction The Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology (AHPO) is a charity, whose objectives are to promote the practice, education, training and research in ophthalmology and vision science in the UK. The extraordinary developments in diagnostic equipment and technologies have...

Moorfields Education: Implementing a non-medical intravitreal injection service (Sept 24)

This popular course now comes with funding for NHS Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working within an NHS England Trust which will cover the course attendance fee and also an amount towards necessary travel and accommodation (conditions apply).

Running a high-volume nurse led intravitreal service using the Sp.eye device – the Stanley Eye Unit experience

Introduction The vast majority of ophthalmology units utilise allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) to deliver intravitreal injections (IVIs). The Royal College of Ophthalmologists issued a statement 10 years ago advocating the use of non-medical practitioners performing IVIs [1]. The main benefit...

Working smarter not harder: How to transform eyecare delivery in the United Kingdom (part 2)

Are we doing enough to meet the current demands on ophthalmic services? In part two of a two-part series (see Part 1 here), Rosalind Harrison explains how efficiency can be improved by setting up eye services in community hubs. The...

Working smarter not harder: How to transform eyecare delivery in the United Kingdom (part 1)

Are we doing enough to meet the current demands on ophthalmic services? In part one of a two-part series (see Part 2 here), Rosalind Harrison takes a look at how efficiency has been improved in eyecare services in the US....

Surgery to reduce chin-up abnormal head posture with nystagmus

The authors report the surgical results of six patients with chin up abnormal head posture (AHP) in infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) where maximal inferior rectus weakening (recession) was undertaken along with superior rectus resection in four of the cases. This...

Four rectus muscle surgery for infantile nystagmus syndrome

The authors present a case report of infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) with abnormal head posture (AHP) of face turn, head tilt and chin depression with a single-step surgery of all four horizontal rectus muscles. The case was a 26-year-old male...

Ophthalmic Nursing: Developing the future

The primary annual national event for nurses and allied professionals working in Ophthalmology The 9th annual national Ophthalmic Nursing conference explores service improvement, recruitment and retention, combined service approach along with safety and quality issues. These are complemented by a...

Outcomes after surgery for INS

The purpose of this study was to detail clinical and electrophysical outcomes after extraocular muscle surgery in adults with infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS). This was a single centre prospective case series of 81 patients aged 18-72 years (mean 36); 63%...

Simulated intravitreal injection training – the way forward

Simulated surgical training is now recommended in the training curricula of all ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom [1]. Simulated training allows for familiarisation with a procedure, exercises the discipline of repetition, allows the resolution of technical difficulties and enables refinement...

Surgical management and review of congenital inferior rectus dysgenesis

Three cases are presented of congenital inferior rectus (IR) dysgenesis causing hypertropia. Case 1 was a two-year-old female with intermittent vertical strabismus of 20PD and -2 limitation on depression, worse in abduction. MRI imaging showed a hypoplastic IR. Following surgery,...

Neuro-ophthalmology: the extended role of an orthoptist

Neuro-ophthalmology has always been a speciality of interest during my studies and now in my career. In 2018, I started a Band 7 post which gave me an extended role in neuro-ophthalmology and the responsibility of developing an orthoptic led...
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