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Johnson & Johnson announces lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the rapid scaling of its manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses.

New Digital Catalogue from Duckworth & Kent

Duckworth & Kent would like to send our thoughts to all those affected by COVID-19 and extend thanks to our National Health Service.

Cutting-edge practice in glaucoma care: what, how and why?

More effective treatments and drug delivery modalities, implantable minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) devices, as well as accelerating clinical research programmes, will transform the surgical and clinical management of glaucoma in the near future. There is also an ever-greater emphasis...

Celebrating eight years of the nurse-led intravitreal injection service

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London celebrated the eighth year of its nurse-led intravitreal (IVT) injection service in 2020. In collaboration with Beaver-Visitec International (BVI), Moorfields’ comprehensive one-day course for non-medical staff has blossomed into a thriving success....

Transferring imaging from primary to secondary care (part 1)

Transferring clinical imaging from high street optometrists to secondary care is an increasingly requested option, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of solutions exist to allow this, each with their own merits and shortcomings. For...

Ophthalmic DOPS and OSATS: The Handbook for Work-Based Assessments

The first thing to say is: “I wish I’d had this book when I was an ST1!” The number of work-based assessments (WBA) required during ophthalmic specialist training (OST) is a daunting prospect to trainee ophthalmologists, particularly ST1s with no...

Ophthalmology in the developing world

After the second year of medical school, I spent my summer vacation working as a volunteer for a small Italian non-government organisation (NGO), named HEALTH-AID. As part of my volunteering experience, I joined a team of European doctors, medical students...

Clinical evaluation of a new pupil independent diffractive MIOL lens with a ±2.75D near addition

This is a clinical outcome assessment after cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal intraocular lens implant IOL with a lower near addition (+2.75D) of 143 eyes of 85 patients aged between 40 to 83 years of age. The type of...

Influence of FLEx and SMILE on corneal nerve density and ocular surface

This was a prospective study designed to compare the influence of femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) on the corneal nerve density and ocular surface for myopic correction. Thirty patients underwent bilateral lenticule extraction. One eye...

Clinical evaluation of a multifocal aspheric diffractive intraocular lens

This is a multi-centre prospective study involving five different centres in Europe including 52 patients with cataract. The average age was 68.5±10.5 years, 35 females were bilateral implanted with aspheric diffractive multifocal lens implantation of the Tecnis 1-Piece multifocal intraocular...

Duckworth & Kent continues to innovate

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest squeeze-handle microincision instrument: the 1-695 IOL scissors, designed to cut Acrylic IOL implants and priced competitively at £550.

Results from two eye tests suggest that vision is a battle of the sexes

The research was developed by Contact Lenses UK to explore the nation's eye health, by analysing participants ‘colour vision’ and ‘perception’.