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A focus on Pakistan’s growing eye care needs: over 43 million patients treated for curable blindness free of charge

With 90% of the world’s visually impaired living in developing countries, Pakistan is no exception to this on-going global healthcare challenge. Despite massive leaps over the last few decades in targeting this issue, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that...

1st International Conference on Myopia in Pakistan

By Mr MS Samuel, Medical Director, Laser Refractive Surgery Services, Optimax & Ultralase. I have just returned from Pakistan after attending the first International Conference on Myopia organised by the University of Faisalabad at the School of Optometry. The conference...

Informed consent – the Brexit test

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) runs courses on various medicolegal topics. I would guess people only ever attend these courses if they have an exam or an interview approaching as the subject matter is exceedingly dry for clinicians. I myself...

Detection of post stroke visual impairment in variety of cohorts

The Impact of Visual Impairment after Stroke (IVIS) study introduced a standardised vision assessment protocol across three acute stroke units in the northwest of England, with a similar demographic population (predominantly white British). The study reported similar rates of visual...

How the other half live – ophthalmology training around the world

Ophthalmology speciality training is currently seven years in the UK without an additional fellowship. UK trainees are privileged to have a training programme that is held in high esteem across the world, but did you ever wonder what other trainees...

IN FOCUS - The achievements and lasting effects of VISION 2020

Blindness is a major public health problem globally. The first estimate of global blindness by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1972 provided a figure of 10 to 15 million, which was considered an underestimate [1]. In 1999, an extraordinary...

Case reports of ‘ictal lid saccades’ and ‘ictal blinks’

The authors present two cases of lid movements with discrete physiology and propose the terms ‘ictal lid saccades’ and ‘ictal blink’ to describe the movements seen. These two types of lid movement, blinks and saccades, have discrete kinematic properties and...

Adjuvant intravitreal dexamethasone implant for persistent CME

In this retrospective, cross-sectional study the authors investigate the efficiency of intravitreal dexamethasone implants (0.7mg) for cystoid macular oedema (CME) persisting, despite immunomodulatory treatment in patients with Behcets’ disease (BD). Twenty-seven eyes of 20 patients (12 males and eight females)...

Developing community eye care: the evolution of Wales’ eye care services

In the third in our series about community eye care in the home nations, David O’Sullivan explains how Wales has developed its community eye care services. Since the devolution of healthcare to Wales on 1 July 1999 [1], significant changes...

Gemini Untwined: treating craniopagus conjoined twins

The authors discuss the successful separation of craniopagus conjoined twins at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the role of the ophthalmologist in such cases. Craniopagus conjoined twins are extraordinarily rare, occurring in only one in 2.5 million births and representing...

Is this a retinal detachment?

Despite the help of allied health professionals in triaging and managing acute ophthalmic emergencies, eye casualty remains overburdened. Trainees at the beginning of their training often struggle to manage such busy clinics with varied presentations. We present a case that...

Diary from my elective: a Parisian experience

The author explains how a research institute’s dedication to multidisciplinary collaboration helped him to discover a passion for academic ophthalmology. The elective aspect to the final year of a medical degree, through its change of scenery and immersion into another...
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