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Innovations in ophthalmology: what can the innovations of the past teach us about tomorrow?

BUOS Prize Essay – 2nd prize winner for 2013 submissions Introduction An essay titled Innovations in Ophthalmology might choose to focus on the history; from cataract couching to femtosecond lasers, ophthalmology has had no shortage of topics worthy of discussion....

Google Maps - some supremely useful features

This article covers some less well known, yet very useful, features of Google Maps. Estimate your journey time by the day and time you’ll be travelling It’s easy to type a destination in and get an idea about how long...

Platelet rich fibrin membrane for descemetocele

This case series described the use of a novel technique in the treatment of descemetocele. Three patients developed descemetoceles following infective keratitis with impending risk of corneal perforation. Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) membrane was prepared using 8ml of fresh venous...

Systematic review on vergence neural pathways

A full systematic review of the literature was carried out by the authors, to identify literature available on vergence neural pathways and associated disorders. The review included articles related to vergence neural pathways, along with articles that discussed the anatomy,...

Online retinoblastoma surveillance tool

Given the vision and life-threatening course of retinoblastoma (RB), it has become a significant heritable childhood cancer to screen for. To recommend surveillance, risk must be estimated and genetic testing plays a vital role. However, genetic tests vary based on...

Takagi UN-21 fully reclining motorised chair – SPECIAL OFFER

This ophthalmic reclining chair can be used for examinations and treatments. Its tilt and elevation can be adjusted with user-friendly footswitch controls.

Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy

The authors have set out to produce a readable, comprehensive handbook designed to instil a working knowledge in the speciality. The authors have indeed achieved their objective and created a dynamic, well-structured, stimulating book. As vitreo-retinal surgery is a rapidly...

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress CIO (the OOC): Invitation to Tender for Conference Organisation & Event Management Services

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress CIO (the OOC)Charity no. 1181776Invitation to Tender for Conference Organisation & Event Management Services The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress is an historic meeting, in its 103rd year, and the second largest ophthalmological meeting held in the UK....

An update on inherited retinal disorders (part 2): Approaches to therapy for IRDs

Part 1 of this topic can be found here There are currently no proven cures for inherited retinal disease (IRD). However, multiple avenues of research are being investigated to better understand disease mechanisms and trial potential therapies that may slow...

Clinical and management strategies in glaucoma practice: perspectives from international glaucoma specialists

Management options and outcomes in glaucoma practice were reviewed at the 7th Moorfields International Glaucoma Symposium, held in London on 24 January 2015. This article summarises perspectives from international glaucoma specialists on debated issues in topical therapy, glaucoma surgery, diagnostic...

Eyes on the road – visual standards for car drivers

The author examines the current visual standards required by drivers and asks whether more needs to be done to make roads safer. Are the public adequately protected by the current system of visual standards required by drivers? In a survey...

Leadership skills training through the COECSA-RCOphth LINK

The Lead Forward project was an initiative of the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) via the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET). It aimed to improve the quality of medical leadership within VISION 2020...