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Javier Bardem 'donates' his iris to the Eyes of the World Foundation to fight avoidable blindness

The Eyes of the World Foundation has launched 'Iris of the World' to raise awareness of the deficiencies in eye care in the most vulnerable areas of the world, and to defend the universal right to vision.

Third nerve palsy

Case scenarios A 71-year-old female presented to a nearby eye emergency unit with two days history of partial ptosis in her left eye with diplopia. She saw her GP earlier that day and he asked her to go to the...

The results of the last survey Oct20

The point of this series is to find variations in practice and to raise them to you, the readership, so you can review and reflect upon them. I am aware there is not always a ‘correct’ way of doing things,...

Training on the go

In this guide, we aim to provide trainees with novel ideas to maximise learning in the workplace to make the most of your working hours and balance the multiple demands on your time. They say time flies; and it really...

Practice tips: Directions in cataract surgery services and preventing postcataract endophthalmitis

Future directions in the delivery of high quality cataract surgery services and approved intracameral prophylactic approaches to lowering the risk of postcataract infective endophthalmitis were debated by consultant ophthalmic surgeons in a recent London seminar, held at the Royal Society...

Poole eye hospital marks national accolade following 3500 procedures on local NHS patients

With a celebration brought together community eye care specialists, aiming to ensure residents continue to receive ‘outstanding’ service, Poole eye hospital marks national accolade with event, following more than 3,500 procedures on local NHS patients.

Veterans with vision impairment deserve better public transport links says Paisley Councillor

Cllr Carolann Davidson, Labour & Cooperative Councillor for Paisley East and Central, recently visited Sight Scotland Veterans’ Hawkhead Centre to see first-hand the great work the charity does in supporting veterans with sight loss.

Haag-Streit UK announces the launch of ‘Improving Outcomes’ Biometry Courses

Haag-Streit UK is delighted to announce exclusive dates for two ‘Improving Outcomes’ biometry courses on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 2023 at our brand-new dedicated Academy facility.

Refresh for ABDO College common room thanks to Millmead Optical Group

Students at ABDO College will be able to relax in comfort and enjoy a refreshed common room thanks to Millmead Optical Group.

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Starr’s inclusive show returns for one day only!

Circus Starr are excited to be back in Edinburgh with another inclusive circus inspired show!

AOP Lifetime Achievement accolade for Professor David Whitaker

The prestigious award was presented to the optometrist and prominent researcher at a celebratory event on 25 February.

Analysis of ‘urgent’ cataract referrals from community optometrists in the West of Scotland

As elective cataract services restart post-COVID, how do we establish which patients should be a priority? The authors share their findings from a review of ‘urgent’ referrals received by the ophthalmology department in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The COVID-19...