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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...

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...

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’.

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...

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...

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...

Imaging papilloedema vs. pseudo-papilloedema

Quite often, in the working week as an ophthalmic photographer, you will be given that patient with ‘swollen discs’ to image. These swollen discs could be a number of things, but mainly fall into one of two categories: papilloedema or...

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...

Social networking

The use of social networking is now very common in both home and work environments. The field is expanding continually and we have had some requests for a roundup of common platforms. What is social networking and social media? As...

The future of multi-professional working in eye care

How the integration of service improvement technology, and health promotion will allow eye care professionals to overcome current and future challenges. The future of eye care in the UK is at a precipice. Hospital attendances are increasing year on year,...

Electronic treatment reminders

The authors report the results of a small pilot study to measure the use of electronic reminders for children undergoing treatment for amblyopia with patching by assessing changes in visual acuity, reported compliance and ease of use of the reminder...