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Orbis celebrates International Day of Friendship

International eyecare charity Orbis recognises the importance of strong bonds on International Day of Friendship 2023.

WVUK (Women in Vision) Winter Meeting 2023

December 2, 2022, brought together Women in Vision UK (WVUK) members for their winter meeting. WVUK is a membership organisation focussed on gender equality in vision-related sciences and healthcare. This year’s winter meeting was held in Moorfields Education Hub and...

VISION 2020 LINKS Programme and DR-NET World Sight Day Workshop

World Sight Day (WSD) was celebrated globally on 8 October 2020 [1]. From Australia and the Pacific to the Americas, via Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, awareness-raising and advocacy activities took place throughout the day, to focus attention on unnecessary...

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...

VisionSpring provides the first-ever vision screening for monks in the Dalai Lama’s community

681 members of the Dalai Lama’s community were screened by VisionSpring to assess whether they needed eyeglasses.

Celebrating eight years of the nurse-led intravitreal injection service

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London celebrated the eighth year of its nurse-led intravitreal (IVT) injection service in 2020. In collaboration with Beaver-Visitec International (BVI), Moorfields’ comprehensive one-day course for non-medical staff has blossomed into a thriving success....

Lord Trees and Baroness Sugg call to end Neglected Tropical Diseases with charity coalition at Westminster event

UK Coalition against Neglected Tropical Diseases works alongside co-host parliamentary reception in the House of Lords.

The meaning of life

Supercomputer: “The answer to the great question of Life, the Universe and Everything is…”Programmer: “Yes…?”Supercomputer: “42. It was a tough assignment”.Programmer: “42? Is that all you have got to show for seven and a half million years work?” In this...

Learnings and trends in the management of open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma

To be truly disruptive, newer technologies need to offer a quality of life benefit over medication to a broad population of glaucoma sufferers. Evidence and converging trends in medical and surgical management of glaucoma were explored in counterpoint discussions and...

Lines, dots, spots and rings in ophthalmology: understanding eponyms

Eponymous names are familiar to all who have undergone undergraduate and postgraduate training in medicine. The ability to name a few allows one to stand out among your peers and rare, or not so rare, eponymous syndromes are a favourite...

National Student Ophthalmology Conference 2023

by Kamal El-Badawi The days of online learning and ‘death by zoom’ have largely come to an end, with conferences transitioning back to face-to-face, allowing attendees to benefit from dynamic communication and networking. However, for students who don’t yet have...

Diabetic Retinopathy Network laser training programme

The VISION 2020 Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET) was established in 2014 to tackle the increasing burden of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in developing countries [1]. By forming a network of long-term LINK capacity-building partnerships, learning and best practice can...