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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...

Moorfields International Corneal & Cataract Symposium 2024

Mr Alexander Ionides & Mr Mark Wilkins, supported by Théa Pharmaceuticals, NuVison Biotherapies, Altomed Ltd. and Daybreak Medical, are pleased to invite you to register your place for the 2024 Moorfields International Corneal & Cataract Symposium! The programme is under construction and will include 14 talks on current Cornea & Cataract topics from Moorfields, UK and international keynote speakers. Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Soosan Jacob from Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, Chennai, India, Prof Adnan Tufail and Prof Paul Foster from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Thea are pleased to be the gold sponsors of this event along with Altomed, NuVision and Daybreak - silver sponsors.

House of cards

When I was a junior doctor in the late 1990s writing my first scientific papers, once each article was finished, I had to fill out an application form, print out multiple copies and then walk to the post office at...

GREG (Gloucestershire Research & Education Group): Advanced Grading in Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)

This course has been designed to develop students’ knowledge further in the intricacies of diabetic retinopathy grading, to include ROG and arbitration. It consists of two days face-to-face training. We include lectures exploring patients with more complex needs and non-routine pathology. The course provides the grader with the opportunity to make clinical decisions and discuss outcomes. The teaching is provided by Gloucestershire Research & Education Group and participants will receive an in-house certificate from the Gloucestershire Research & Education Group, on successful completion.

UKISCRS donates £5,000 to support ophthalmology in Ukraine

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

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...

Ocular Telehealth: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

Ocular Telehealth: A Practical Guide is in its first edition, which is great considering the recent adjustments to practical medical delivery that the COVID-19 pandemic has mandated. Overall, this book is well written in a structured format defining the uses...

Sight Scotland urge new First Minister to "open his eyes to inclusivity and accessibility challenges for vision impaired"

Sight Scotland and its sister charity Sight Scotland Veterans are calling on the new Frist Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, to improve inclusivity and accessibility for the vision impaired.

AI breakthrough in detecting leading cause of childhood blindness

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool could be an effective way of identifying retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness in middle-income countries, finds a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

£1.7 million funding for research into children’s eye health

Moorfields Eye Charity and the Medical Research Foundation are working in partnership to support research into childhood and adolescent eye health, putting £1.7 million of funding into this massively underfunded area of research.

Immunoglobulin G4-related ophthalmic disease – what is it? (Part 2)

Part 2: Clinical presentation and treatment (see part 1 here) Introduction IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is understood to have a vast clinicopathological spectrum; nearly every organ has had reported involvement. Similarly, IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD) is known to affect nearly every...

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...