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The Gambia-Swansea VISION 2020 LINK: building eye care services and international friendships

History The VISION 2020 LINK between the Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre (SZRECC), Banjul, The Gambia and the Ophthalmology Department, Singleton Hospital, Swansea started in 2008 under the guidance of the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme at the International Centre...

Charity partners celebrate 10 years in Zambia

Vision Aid Overseas and Specsavers are celebrating 10 years of working together.

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology: RCOphth, ICEH and COECSA joint webinar

The Royal College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (the Royal College) have had a successful VISION 2020 LINK partnership for over 12 years. The partnership was established by the VISION...

Building leaders for eye care in Africa: the COECSA-RCOphth VISION 2020 LINK

The VISION 2020 LINK [1] between the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has been building leaders of eye care in Africa since 2008, when a Memorandum of Understanding...

Building Capacity for Children’s Eye Care in Africa: the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme

This article follows the Correspondent News articles in the previous five print issues of Eye News [1-5] on the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme [6]. This article describes how African and UK eye care teams are working together to tackle childhood...

IN FOCUS - VISION 2020 LINKS Programme: the contribution of health partnerships to reduction in blindness worldwide

As other articles in this series (IN FOCUS Apr 2020) demonstrate, the year 2020 is highly significant in the eye care field. Naming a global initiative ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’ in 1999 was a daring way to focus...

The Case of Dr Bawa-Garba – Do we truly have a ‘no blame’ culture?

Eye News’ medico-legal specialist shares his thoughts on the recent acquittal of Dr Bawa-Garba. On 13 August 2018 the Court of Appeal ruled that Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba should be reinstated on the UK medical register. The Court of Appeal rejected...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. #Polishdoctor #UkraineConflict #familysight Polish doctor Professor Rejdak’s team saved a Ukrainian family’s eyesight after a bomb hit their home. Olena Selichzianowa and her 5-year-old...

Trochleitis features

The authors evaluate the epidemiology, clinical signs, treatment and outcomes of trochleitis in a retrospective review of 59 cases. Estimated prevalence was 12 per 100,000. Eighty-six percent were female and mean age was 43±18 years. All but one case was...

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....

Medial rectus recessions for ACE

The goals of this study were to describe the clinical features of acute concomitant esotropia (ACE), analyse the surgical results and evaluate correlations with clinical variables. This was a retrospective study of 15 patients with mean age of 39.2±10.7 years;...

Prevalence and incidence of uveitis

Uveitis encompasses a group of diseases characterised by the inflammation of fovea uvea which are potentially vision threatening. However, the frequency of this condition is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to provide estimates of the frequency of uveitis...