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Reduction of postoperative bruising and swelling

This is a review of 27 patients undergoing periocular surgery who postoperatively applied hydrogel pads impregnated with Arnica montana and Ledum palustre (Ocumend, Cearna inc., Chicago). The pads were used continuously for the first two postoperative days, changing them every...

Duane’s retraction syndrome (DRS)

The authors aimed to review all cases of DRS presenting to a tertiary paediatric eye clinic in South Africa during a 20-year period. This was a retrospective study in Cape Town involving 120 patents (80 mixed race, 24 black and...

VISION 2020 LINKS Programme: Reviewing the first ten years and announcing the new diabetic retinopathy initiative

The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme celebrates its 10th anniversary next month. Over the past decade it has achieved its objective of building capacity for eye care in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by establishing long-term training partnerships between institutions, known...

Risk factors for failed vision screening

Failure rates on vision screening tests were reported by age and racial / ethnic categories in a large sample of children with most aged 6-11 years. Many children resided in lower socioeconomic status areas. Data was taken from 9743 children....

Capacity building for ophthalmic nursing in Ghana, Botswana and Tanzania

Ophthalmic nurses (ON) have been the backbone of eye health services in Africa since the mid-20th century and remain the largest single cadre of allied ophthalmic personnel in Commonwealth countries in Africa. Numbers are currently estimated at between 3500 and...

VISION 2020 LINKS: COECSA Fellowship examination goes from strength to strength

Eye health problems and access to diagnosis and treatment is an important issue throughout low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and particularly on the African continent, where quality of life is drastically affected by poor vision, blindness and deteriorating eye health,...

Ophthalmology Scholarship Applications Open – Deadline 1 June 2021

The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology which will support eligible ophthalmology trainees / registrars /residents undertake the university’s online, two-year, part-time ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology from September 2021.

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology: RCOphth, ICEH and COECSA joint webinar

The Royal College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (the Royal College) have had a successful VISION 2020 LINK partnership for over 12 years. The partnership was established by the VISION...

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity takes up the challenge of glaucoma in Nigeria

The Glaucoma-NET was established by the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme in 2021 to address the high levels of irreversible blindness due to glaucoma in low-income countries. It aims to preserve the sight of people with glaucoma through bringing together patients, clinicians, researchers, NGOs and Ministries of Health, with a lasting and sustainable impact.

Review of amblyopia prevalence

The authors conducted this study for systematic assessment of the literature to provide an estimate of the global and regional prevalence of amblyopia, to determine the trend of its prevalence in previous years, to explore the factors contributing to differences...

IN FOCUS - VISION 2020 LINKS Programme: the contribution of health partnerships to reduction in blindness worldwide

As other articles in this series (IN FOCUS Apr 2020) demonstrate, the year 2020 is highly significant in the eye care field. Naming a global initiative ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’ in 1999 was a daring way to focus...

Deadline approaching for Edinburgh scholarship applications

The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for scholarships to its two online courses, the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology.