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New President and President-elect of the UK and Éire Glaucoma Society announced (1)

Glaucoma UK has announced the appointments of the new President and President-elect for its UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS).

Facilitators and barriers to conducting research

A survey of clinicians and researchers across the UK was conducted to identify barriers to research and potential solutions. The authors extracted details of studies listed on the UKCRN database that involved paediatric ophthalmology with recruitment of children. An e-survey...

Where are they now?

The Eye News and University of Edinburgh teams last met up with Zomba-based Dr Chinsisi Namate Nyirenda, in Glasgow, May 2022, when she was a member of The Ophthalmological Society of Malawi’s delegation to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual...

Sight Scotland urges restaurants and venues to open their doors to the vision impaired

Charity launches new Customer Service Guide for bars and restaurants during National Braille Week.

The last three patients: general practice (Patient One)

Professor Jonathan Rees is an Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh (2020). He held the Grant Chair of Dermatology in Edinburgh from 2000 to 2020, and before that the Chair of Dermatology in Newcastle from 1992 to...

AI and New Technology in Ophthalmology (Eye News Symposium & Workshop)

Run by Eye News in partnership with the University of Edinburgh

Lothian Optometry Teach and Treat Clinic

The Lothian Optometry Teach and Treat (LOTT) Clinic is a supervised training clinic for community optometrists with an interest in managing patients with acute eye pathology, normally managed in the hospital setting. LOTT, which is the first clinic of its...

The last three patients: dermatology (Patient Three)

For the third and final reflection in this series (see Part 1 and Part 2), Professor Jonathan Rees recounts his experience of a patient with cancer who was failed by the NHS, and how their inadequate treatment illuminates some issues...

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Starr’s inclusive show returns for one day only!

Circus Starr are excited to be back in Edinburgh with another inclusive circus inspired show!

Music and song inspire Freya to start speaking

Freya Reily, who is six years old from Tranent in East Lothian, is more than meets the eye. Freya, who was born very prematurely and has severe vision impairment, has been inspired by music and song to start speaking, something that her parents did not think was possible just a few short months ago.

Building capacity for diabetic retinopathy services in Malawi

Screening for diabetic retinopathy prevents blindness. There is no systematic screening programme for diabetic eye disease in Malawi and people present when they have lost vision and it is too late for treatment. The aim of the VISION 2020 LINK...

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...