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In conversation with John Forrester

What made you choose ophthalmology as a career and how did your interest in academia develop? During Medical School at Glasgow University, I was getting progressively disillusioned with the career options while my colleagues and friends all seemed to quickly...

Dr David Hoyle - ‘Demystifying AI: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask’

Dr David Hoyle, Senior Research Data Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, delivers his talk ‘Demystifying AI: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask’ at the Eye News ‘AI and New Technology’ Symposium in...

Multimodal Retinal Imaging

Understanding of rapidly advancing retinal imaging techniques is important as they have changed the management of retinal conditions considerably. Interpretation of these tests is a vital skill in the armamentarium of every practising ophthalmologist. The book is directed at general...

Understanding Strabismus

This book is well written and offers a concise yet in-depth understanding of the subject of strabismus. Although the target audience of the book are the ophthalmologists in training, all grades of ophthalmologists who are looking for a systematic and...

Training in Ophthalmology: The Essential Curriculum (second edition)

This textbook was first introduced in 2009, aimed at junior trainees and tailored to fit with the new ophthalmic specialist training (OST) curriculum. The second edition updates the clinical information to reflect changing practice and introduces two new chapters: refractive...

Strabismus measurement comparisons

The authors conducted a prospective study to compare the measurements obtained by objective alternate prism and cover test (PCT) and the subjective red glass test in 72 patients aged 60 years on average and with a mean visual acuity of...

OCT in microtropia

The aim of this study was to assess whether OCT could be useful in detecting and documenting fixation in children with microtropia. The study used spectral domain OCT (Cirrus) in 15 patients (10 female, five male) and 10 control eyes....

Lost in translation

The article that follows is a collection of reflections and observations by Peter (British) and Nathan (Singaporean) living and working in each other’s countries. Peter Cackett “Best thing about this place is it’s not still full of pompous ex-colonials who...

How good does my vision have to be to drive this thing? Visual standards for various occupations

We can all picture that moment in clinic: you are about to tell someone that they’re no longer legally able to drive, ready to deploy our ‘breaking bad news’ techniques. For some patients this may have been expected, or they...

EU: is it time to leave and embrace the world?

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union (EU) or leave? It’s a big decision involving some complex issues, and there’s no doubt the EU will continue to change. Ipsos MORI’s monthly EU voting intention poll published...

College of Optometrists and RCOphth launch joint vision for eye care

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) have developed a joint vision for the two professions to continue to work together to support the delivery of safe and sustainable eye care services in England.

Hull becomes leading national centre for eye surgery

New Bausch + Lomb state-of-the-art eye surgery suite opens at Hull University Hospital