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Right now you may be self-isolating, self-learning about Covid-19 and / or selflessly looking after family, friends or folk next door who need supplies, meds or general cheering up, albeit at a distance. Some of us might be redeployed, frantically...

Optical practices to continue to provide urgent and essential care

The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care, while managing COVID-19 risk to keep patients, staff and the public as safe as possible.

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,...

Prof Dhillon discusses the importance of educational events

Eye News Co-editor Prof Baljean Dhillon shares a few words about the importance of educational events, particularly for trainees, as we move on from the worst of COVID-19.

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...

Joe Boyle joins Glaukos as Territory Manager, Scotland & NE England

Glaukos Corporation is delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Boyle to the position of Territory Manager, Scotland and NE England.

Haag-Streit offers free downloadable breath shield template

Haag-Streit has offered users a free downloadable breath shield template for its slit lamps.

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...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #threeblindmice US company Nanoscope Therapeutics has developed a new treatment which is hoped will restore vision in those affected by retinal...

Getting one’s eye in

Lisette Bijma, Sister in the Eye Emergency Department at John Radcliffe Hospital, explains how COVID-19 provided a ‘baptism by fire’ and enabled fundamental and positive changes to the running of the department. Five years ago, I arrived in the UK,...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #algae #optogenetics Scientists in Paris have used optogenetics to partially restore sight in a blind man’s eye who was diagnosed with...

Optical practices to stop providing routine sight tests

The following is a joint statement from the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC), Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland.