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App and web service recommendations

This article offers some app and web service suggestions. A few are new and others well established, but all offer useful features. Messaging for teams Many businesses provide their employees with instant messaging services to allow calling, messaging and collaboration....

Kay Pictures offers six month’s free use of its iSight Pro app

The Kay iSight Test Pro visual acuity test is now available with a free six month introductory subscription for Apple devices only.

The GMC joins the mobile revolution

If you are an ophthalmologist practising in the UK the increasing need to log your educational activities for your Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) or appraisal can’t possibly have escaped you. The existing tools in this area for ophthalmologists...

Working smarter not harder: How to transform eyecare delivery in the United Kingdom (part 1)

Are we doing enough to meet the current demands on ophthalmic services? In part one of a two-part series (see Part 2 here), Rosalind Harrison takes a look at how efficiency has been improved in eyecare services in the US....

BVI welcome Chris Farmer and Graeme Wellard to team

BVI is thrilled to announce two new members of our team here in the UK. Chris Farmer as Sales Manager and Graeme Wellard as Premium IOL Specialist, both in the southern region of the UK.

Stars in their eyes!

The year 2022 was a wonderful experience of travelling through starry nights, when passing by the beaches of Tel Aviv by road, flying over the Swiss Alps in Switzerland by air and walking through the Sand Dunes and streets of...

App detection of leukocoria

This paper outlines ARCELE – Computer Assisted Detection of Leukocoria. This is an iPhone app developed to increase early detection of retinoblastoma by detecting leukocoria. The aim of this study was to determine the use of CRADLE as a screening...

A curry a day could keep the ophthalmologist away

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: A curry a day could keep the ophthalmologist away The dietary supplement market is a multibillion-dollar...

Zoom

One of the side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic is that suddenly everything is now done on Zoom. In case anyone is fortunate enough to have no idea what this is, Zoom is an app that allows virtual meetings to take...

Fight for Sight to maximise impact by funding solutions-focused research in priority eye conditions

Fight for Sight aims to stop sight loss by funding pioneering research. Rod McNeil takes a look at the Primer Fellowship Awards programme, which provides funding for up to £60,000 for individuals to undertake vision-related research for one year. Among...

Simulated intravitreal injection training – the way forward

Simulated surgical training is now recommended in the training curricula of all ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom [1]. Simulated training allows for familiarisation with a procedure, exercises the discipline of repetition, allows the resolution of technical difficulties and enables refinement...

Haag-Streit launches 4th ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Competition’

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), is pleased to announce the launch of the Haag-Streit ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022’.