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New Ophthalmic Nurse Triage Course launched

A new online Ophthalmic Nurse Triage Course has been developed by Stanley Keys, an experienced hospital optometrist based in Inverness and developer of Optometry Evolution (an educational website for eye-care professionals.)

Issues relating to declining numbers of paediatric ophthalmologists

The authors consider the economic decline of paediatric ophthalmology with a discussion of declining interest among medical graduates and in paediatric ophthalmology fellow numbers. Consideration is given to workforce issues in relation to poor revenue and an increase in the...

100% Optical and Optrafair organisers join forces

From now on there will be one major annual exhibition, 100% Optical at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which has full industry support from the FMO and other major optical bodies.

COVID-19 elective oculoplastic consent proforma

The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...

Possible COVID-19 related maculopathy

COVID-19 is being investigated as a potential cause for various ocular diseases, with growing evidence of related retinal vascular changes, that vary from isolated cotton wool spots and retinal haemorrhages to retinal vascular occlusions [1.2]. COVID-related macular affection has also...

SOC (Scottish Ophthalmological Club) Autumn Meeting 2022

@ 17:30-19:30 pm BST


I am writing this on 21 March 2020, and I am pretty confident that by the time you read this that whatever I say will already be hopelessly out of date. Plus, it’s only really what I think, and I...

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Alimeria Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering are to jointly host a webinar to discuss the RCOphth COVID-19 guidelines.

Orbis: Unlocking the Power of Simulation: A Next-Generation Solution to Training Ophthalmic Professionals

The virtual simulation symposium brings together thought leaders, industry, educators and practitioners in the field of ophthalmic simulation education and training to share the latest innovations, guide application, and provide key resources in simulation training. Taking place 13:00 to 15:00 BST daily.

Esme's Umbrella: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Patient Information Event

An event to mark 5 years since the launch of Esme’s Umbrella and three hundred years since the birth of Charles Bonnet. @10:00 - 12:30 (GMT)

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...

My COVID-19 songs

A portrait of Anna by Tamara Jovandic-Everson as part of #portraitsforNHSheroes. I am a consultant eye surgeon and these are my COVID songs. First of all, I have not even had time to digest the past six months, partly because...