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COVID-related mucormycosis

The authors report a retrospective case-control study of 73 patients with COVID-19 associated mucormycosis (CAM) between 1st March and 30th May 2021. They compared various factors between the two groups – patients who survived CAM (47 [64%]) and those that...

Virtual COVID clinics

The clinics at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital are a little different of late. The nurses are still there, I still get tea with custard creams and the letters I dictate are still all written up by the next day. But there...

Ambitions for sustainable service recovery amidst an escalating post-COVID backlog

Rod McNeil reviews plans, activity and solutions to better address the post-COVID backlog and bolster sustainable service recovery. Ophthalmology was the busiest outpatient specialty during the three years to March 2020 across the English NHS and again recorded the highest...

UKISCRS to create series of webinars

The first webinar, hosted by Professor David Spalton, will be held today Thursday 9 April, 6-7pm.

Refractive Surgery - Where are we now?

Chaired by Bita Manzouri.

COVID-19: Pete’s Bogus Journey

The author shares his personal experience of contracting coronavirus. I managed to body swerve COVID-19 for nine months. The Pfizer vaccine was being rolled out in my trust. I had my first inoculation booked in three weeks. I had survived...

Mucormycosis: In conversation with Dr Deepak Haldipur and Dr Aditya Moorthy

COVID-19 has ravaged the world in the past 18 months. The second wave in many countries was deadlier than the first. Mucormycosis, infamously labelled ‘the black fungus’ has affected some countries, such as India, in epidemic proportions within this COVID...

Study reveals increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms due to COVID-19

A study published today in BMJ Open Ophthalmology has shown the impact of COVID-19 on those already experiencing vivid hallucinations as a result of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).

Optical Suppliers Association (OSA) Spring Members' Meeting

The OSA will be holding its Spring Members’ Meeting at the Kettering Park Hotel on Wednesday 23 March 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first in-person Members’ Meeting since October 2019. OSA Chair Andy Hepworth is...

BCPB chair takes on Everest challenge

BCPB's Chair, Paul Hunter is climbing Mount Everest at home via his stairs during lock down to raise vital funds for the charity's blindness prevention work.