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Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

A new report highlights how 76% of UK hospitals now offer patients the opportunity to take part in studies of eye disease to improve research and innovation. ‘Ophthalmology research in the UK’s National Health Service: the structure and performance of...

"The Eyesi Surgical cataract simulator has made a big difference for us"

Ophthalmology Registrar Rohan Hussain, and Consultant Ophthalmologist and Educational Supervisor, Cordelia McKechnie from the Ophthalmology Team at Whipps Cross Hospital talk about the impact that the Eyesi Surgical VR simulator has had on their trainees and junior ophthalmologists, as well as other surgical staff across London.

New initiative lifts barriers to cataract care for people with disabilities and dementia

Picture books and personalised videos - SpaMedica rolls out scheme to benefit vulnerable NHS cataract patients across country

Avizor’s £9,000 eye drop donation will help ‘the heroes of the NHS’

Frontline staff at a number of hospital trusts around the UK have benefitted from the donation of hundreds of bottles of eye drops from Avizor.

In conversation with Pearse Keane (2018)

AI was a hot topic at the 18th Congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), following the publication of important findings in relation to using this technology in diagnosing retinal disease. We were delighted to catch Pearse Keane,...

A missed opportunity

Back in 2000 Sir Liam Donaldson wrote a piece of work commissioned by the then Secretary of State for Health entitled “An Organisation with a Memory”. We are now 18 years on and still some of the recommendations from them...

IXT control vs. binocular summation

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of BS scores with other current markers used for evaluating the control in preoperative intermittent exotropia (IXT) patients. Data was collected on stereoacuity, angle of deviation, Newcastle control score (NCS),...

Digital eyecare – enabling better communication between primary and secondary care

Alexander Chiu and his co-authors highlight innovations influencing healthcare advancement and how trainees can get involved. Hospital eye services (HES) were under great pressure to meet demand, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. This pressure has increased with the cancellation and...

Optical practices in England need "financial lifeline"

NHS England’s failure to act is forcing hundreds of optical practices to close, with a direct and dangerous impact on the eye healthcare of patients in England during the COVID-19 crisis, the Optical Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has warned.