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Sustainability in eyecare: Are virtual clinics the way forward in the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease?

Virtual clinics can be used successfully in screening and management of ocular conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration. Virtual clinics should be a considered as a more clinically appropriate modality of consultation, diagnosis and...

Virtual reality pupil assessment software

For Oct/Nov 2021 we review a virtual reality (VR) solution for training and assessing pupil function. Different types of VR exist, and the application described here is used on the Oculus Quest or Pico headsets. The user wears a headset...

Proning and the pandemic - ocular complications seen in critical care

Priyanka Sanghi and her co-authors explore the ocular complications seen in critical care units throughout the country as we treat patients through this challenging time. The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed the NHS and critical care services under immense strain,...

White dot syndromes

It is fair to say that trainees and consultants who are not medical retina specialists are a bit scared of the so called retinal ‘white dot syndromes’. It is easy to understand why this is the case, as almost every...

OAEE UPDATE - Urgent Call for Surgical Supplies in Ukraine

UK professionals have called for aid in sending surgical equipment to Ukraine during Russian invasion.

UKISCRS to create series of webinars

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

Scope 2019 Charity Event - In Aid of RSBC

Every year Scope hosts an event in aid of various charities working to improve the lives of people with visual impairments in the UK and this year is no different, with the chosen charity being the Royal Society for Blind Children* (RSBC) (https://www.rsbc.org.uk/).

Eye drop reminder apps

There are quite a few apps in both the iPhone and Android app stores designed to help patients remember to take their eye drops. The goal here was to select an app suitable to recommend to patients. Ophthalmic specific apps...

More than six million treatments with AMARIS

The SCHWIND AMARIS product family proves to be a constant model for success in corneal surgery and continues to be in high demand worldwide. Around 1,200 AMARIS eximer lasers have been installed in 100 countries so far. Whether in Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North or South America: SCHWIND users have...

Building leaders for eye care in Africa: the COECSA-RCOphth VISION 2020 LINK

The VISION 2020 LINK [1] between the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has been building leaders of eye care in Africa since 2008, when a Memorandum of Understanding...

Saving sight and changing lives: working with Syrian refugees in Jordan

Two ophthalmologists from the Emory Eye Center share their three-year experience of treating refugees in the camps in Jordan. Jordan currently hosts an estimated 1.4 million Syrian people who have fled the war in their home country. Cataract & Cornea...

Haag-Streit UK to offer iTrack Advance demonstrations at UKEGS 2022

Haag-Streit UK are excited to announce they will be offering iTrack Advance demonstrations at the United Kingdom & Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) event on the 19th and 20th October 2022.