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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...

Last UKISCRS webinar of 2020 will be a festive celebration

The festive webinar will be held on Thursday 3 December at 7pm.

25 years of OCT

David Huang first described optical coherence tomography (OCT) in 1991, in his seminal paper on the subject in Science. This method developed the work of others on ophthalmic interferometry, which essentially showed that measuring reflected light could be used to...

Glaucoma-NET: a novel way of improving glaucoma management in sub-Saharan Africa

Background Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide [1]. People with untreated glaucoma suffer from irreversible, progressive loss of sight. The disease is characterised by progressive loss of visual field, with pathological cupping of the optic disc...

Literature review of OKN

The authors conducted a critical review of the optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) literature to consider OKN and in particular, vertical OKN. The review provides an overview of OKN to aid understanding of the eye movements. It provides a review of the...

UKISCRS donates £5,000 to support ophthalmology in Ukraine

UKISCRS Council unanimously decides on donation, supporting ophthalmic aid in Ukraine.

Things I’d tell my medical school self, had I known my first year on the job would be during a global pandemic

In a conversation with his younger self, a foundation doctor reflects on the contrast between his expectations of medicine at university and the reality of working during the coronavirus pandemic. Every doctor arrives at medical school with nervous anticipation, yet...

Bleb-related changes in upper lid position

This is a review of five patients with upper lid ptosis or lid retraction secondary to large filtering blebs post-trabeculectomy. The authors review each case and apply a model to analyse the separate forces acting on the upper lid to...

Ophthalmology Secrets, Fifth Edition

Janice Gault presents the fifth edition of the critically acclaimed Ophthalmology Secrets. If you are someone like me, who is sceptical and needs persuaded to add another textbook to their collection, let me be the first to convince you the...

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....

Educational concerns and anxiety levels amongst ophthalmology trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic

How concerned are ophthalmology trainees about the present impact and the future consequences of suspended ophthalmic training programmes? Researchers in the West of Scotland investigate. Anxiety, stress and the longer-term stress reaction of burnout often go unrecognised, yet are known...

EyeLogbook

This issue we’re covering the recently updated EyeLogbook (www.eyelogbook.co.uk), the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s (RCO) online surgical logbook. Back in March 2016 a fully re-designed version of the site was released. Not only does the new version bring a beautifully...