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How to nearly (but not quite) get into ST1 ophthalmology training – some reflections

Ophthalmology is often considered to be an elite, highly competitive specialty, with little room for failure. Candidates and trainees tend to cultivate a certain urbane and confident style, and the bottleneck at ST1 can feel rather intense. The majority of...

A Practical Guide for Aspiring Ophthalmologists

Entry to ophthalmology training at ST1 level is one of the most popular and competitive recruitment processes in UK postgraduate medicine, therefore applicants should take every opportunity to prepare themselves for this challenge. Hopeful ST1 applicants may find A Practical...

Tear production levels and dry eye disease

Dry eye disease (DED) is multifactorial, caused by an alteration in the quality or quantity of tear film’s three layers. Several tests are available for diagnosis. The aim of this study was to determine if the Schirmer test (ST) could...

Training the trainers

Learning phakoemulsification is a psychologically demanding process. Every ophthalmologist passing through the UK training system will almost certainly have many stories to tell of difficulties faced along the way; hideous disasters where lessons were learnt, as well as glorious triumphs...

Steroid treatment for pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema

The authors present a retrospective comparison of 45 eyes of 41 patients treated with 2mg intravitreal triamcinolone (IVT group) and 50 eyes of 42 patients treated with 40mg sub-Tenons triamcinolone (STT group) for pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema (CMO). The visual...

Life in the eye department

The crowd is gathering at the watering hole in the Serengeti that is Friday teaching at the Major Teaching Hospital. Would there be enough different species of consultant present or would there be insufficient numbers? If a critical mass of...

Ophthalmic DOPS and OSATS: The Handbook for Work-Based Assessments

The first thing to say is: “I wish I’d had this book when I was an ST1!” The number of work-based assessments (WBA) required during ophthalmic specialist training (OST) is a daunting prospect to trainee ophthalmologists, particularly ST1s with no...

Educational concerns and anxiety levels amongst ophthalmology trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic

How concerned are ophthalmology trainees about the present impact and the future consequences of suspended ophthalmic training programmes? Researchers in the West of Scotland investigate. Anxiety, stress and the longer-term stress reaction of burnout often go unrecognised, yet are known...

Basic and Clinical Science Course: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology 2019-2020 (updated textbooks)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated a few more books for the 2019-2020 version of their textbooks. They come with the same clean matt finish, but the colour scheme is a bright sunshine yellow instead of green. Although...

The pyramid

The first time I attended the Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists was now more than 10 years ago, though I still remember the excitement of wandering down the aisles in the exhibition hall marvelling at the stands and...

Redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic: personal accounts from four ophthalmology trainees

We once believed that the coronavirus would not penetrate the safe confines of the United Kingdom, like so many outbreaks before this. Once the news came that this pandemic descended into our hospitals, the anxieties about redeployment began. Many of...

Postural control in glaucoma patients with virtual reality

The authors report on a cross-sectional study evaluating postural control and history of falls in glaucoma patients. History of falls was obtained using the Falls Screening and Referral Algorithm. Postural stability was assessed using a force platform under four conditions:...