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Life as a Global Citizen Consultant Ophthalmologist: a personal view of working in Scotland and Tanzania

Global Citizen post - a new challenge I was looking for a new challenge. I had been in the same consultant post with a subspecialty interest in paediatrics and strabismus for 17 years and was rattling around in an empty...

Introduction of the Mydriasert insert at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

The authors report on a study to examine the effects of the Mydriasert insert on time, effects, patient comfort and tolerability at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Mydriasert is an insoluble ophthalmic insert indicated for mydriasis prior to ophthalmic surgery, which...

An eyeful of independence

Scots will decide this September whether or not Scotland should be an independent sovereign state. “As all key areas of our business are already fully devolved, it’s very much business as usual for us,” noted a spokesperson for Healthcare Improvement...

Glaukos 6th National Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Master Class

Chair: Mr. Imran MasoodSpeakers include: Professor Peter Shah, Mr. Simon Dulku, Mr. Thomas Ressiniotis, Ms. Sally AmeenTopics discussed: iStent inject® patient selection, clinical data, training, how to start implanting, how to submit a successful business case to the trust, and...

iStent inject® W© from Glaukos

iStent inject® W© is a development in the Glaukos Trabecular Micro-Bypass system technology.

Microtropia as an amblyopia indicator

This study was undertaken to determine if microtropia with identity (straight eye anisometropia) is a reliable indicator of amblyopia following optical correction. This was a retrospective review of 532 children aged four to five years. After two months of glasses...

Fusion amplitude with Bagolini glasses

The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference between the horizontal prism fusion amplitude measured with and without the Bagolini striated glasses (BSG) in 52 young adults. Subjects had a mean age of 21.06 years,...

VisionSpring’s screening methodology is adopted by the World Health Organisation to increase global access to reading glasses

By endorsing the training of health workers and nurses to identify blurry near vision and dispense reading glasses, the WHO’s new training program is helping solve this billion person issue.

Envision Glasses – A different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 2)

This is the second part of the review of the Envision Glasses (see Part 1 here), a wearable piece of assistive technology. Features From the main menu four feature modes can be chosen: Read, Identify, Find and Call. The Glasses...

Self refracting – child’s play?

Uncorrected refractive error was the leading cause of vision impairment in the world in 2010. Although refractive error may be safely and effectively corrected with spectacles, lack of well-trained refractionists in settings of limited resources may be a major barrier....

Changes in refractive error in patients with accommodative esotropia after being weaned from hyperopic correction

This is a retrospective review of medical records of 47 patients with refractive ocular accommodative esotropia who achieved emmetropisation and orthotropia without hyperopic glasses correction and were followed up for at least three years. The objective of the study is...

Glaukos announce the launch of iStent Inject® W

Glaukos is delighted to announce availability in the UK of iStent inject® W – a development of the trabecular micro-bypass system.