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What's trending Oct/Nov 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #cataracts #holography #simulation Cataracts are the major cause of blindness globally and innovating novel management strategies remains as important as ever...

Thinking outside the box – adapting to the COVID-19 lockdown

How can we avoid further delays to follow-up in glaucoma patients? The author asks if there is a socially distanced way to check IOPs in those at high risk of losing vision. Glaucoma is an asymptomatic condition. Loss of the...

Transferring imaging from primary to secondary care (part 1)

Transferring clinical imaging from high street optometrists to secondary care is an increasingly requested option, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of solutions exist to allow this, each with their own merits and shortcomings. For...

Video consultations after COVID-19

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations (VC) in eye care have been adopted in some regions and hospitals as a way of replacing some face to face ophthalmic consultations. I would like to use this column to...

The Retinal Atlas (2nd Edition)

Those readers familiar with the first edition of The Retinal Atlas will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this publication, and this latest version incorporates retinal images generated by recently developed imaging technology. As the title suggests, this hardcover version is...

Vision screening opinion

The aim of this paper is to describe experts’ perceptions of best practice guidelines and competency frameworks for visual screening in children. A focus group of approximately 75 minutes duration consisted of five orthoptists and two paediatric ophthalmologists with more...

IN FOCUS - The achievements and lasting effects of VISION 2020

Blindness is a major public health problem globally. The first estimate of global blindness by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1972 provided a figure of 10 to 15 million, which was considered an underestimate [1]. In 1999, an extraordinary...

Handbook of Retinal OCT

This is not a large colour atlas for optical coherence tomography (OCT) with comprehensive reference lists offering an in-depth description of this popular technology, but an up-to-date pocket or handbag-sized, soft-backed textbook that is likely to become a well-thumbed primer...

Professor Tariq Aslam leaves role of co-editor at Eye News

Professor Tariq Aslam, co-editor of Eye News for nearly a decade, will be stepping down from his role.

Proning and the pandemic - ocular complications seen in critical care

Priyanka Sanghi and her co-authors explore the ocular complications seen in critical care units throughout the country as we treat patients through this challenging time. The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed the NHS and critical care services under immense strain,...

Welcome to David Lockington - Co-Editor

Eye News is delighted to introduce David Lockington as our new co-editor. Hear from David as he talks about his excitement for the role, and pays tribute to his predecessor Tariq Aslam.

Glaucoma Awareness Week: Glaucoma UK to focus on hereditary nature of disease

With so many people looking forward to reuniting with family and friends, Glaucoma Awareness Week will focus on the fact that glaucoma can be hereditary and the importance of loved ones in the lives of patients with the disease.