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The results of the last survey Jun22

Thank you once more for your time in answering the latest survey. The first question relates to the number of staff required for a routine cataract list. There was a big variance in practice. Some of us are luckier than...

DIY IOP – does it work?

Measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) plays a major role in glaucoma care as IOP is a parameter, along with visual field progression and optic disc cupping used to assess treatment effect. While Goldmann tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard, it only...

Effects of topical anaesthetic on intraocular pressure

This prospective interventional study assessed the effects of repeated intraocular pressure (IOP) using Goldmann applanation tonometry and applanation resonance tonometry in six volunteers. Previous literature supports IOP reduction using repeated applanation tonometry. Repeated IOP measures were taken alternately on 12...

Visual performance of new multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOLs (MIOLs) keep evolving to try and get the best outcome in terms of vision and reduction of side-effects. This prospective interventional study was carried out on 34 eyes of 17 patients (11 women (65%) and six men (35%))...

Scheimpflug imaging in paediatric glaucoma

The authors undertook this study to report the corneal tomographic characteristics of eyes that had surgery for controlled primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) compared to a control group. The study included 44 eyes of 27 children (18 males) having surgery for...

Belfast Eye Conference

This two day conference is for anyone, aimed in particular at medical, optometry and orthoptics students, early career doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and scientists and anyone else interested in ophthalmology, optometry and visual science research. Presented by Queen's...

Haag-Streit releases easy-to-follow disinfection guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard ophthalmic and optometry equipment, has produced easy-to-follow disinfection guidelines for all Haag-Streit products, to assist Clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The results of the last survey Aug21

We are often referred patients noted to have an optic disc haemorrhage (ODH) without any other features of pathology. How we manage these patients can have a significant impact on our struggling capacity. The significance in glaucoma and, in particular,...

A three-way partnership between Nigeria, Tanzania and Northern Ireland

VISION 2020 LINKS between Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT), Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Northern Ireland with first ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano, Nigeria and now also with Mbeya Referral Hospital (MRH), Tanzania, have been beneficial to all three partners. From...

The Eye Health Network – an ‘optometry-first’ approach to eye care

Historically, in NHS Grampian, ophthalmology and optometry worked separately, with even the process of optometry referral to hospital occurring only at the behest of the patient’s general practitioner (GP). Criteria for referral were not discussed and feedback after referral was...

Heidelberg Engineering emphasises Anterior Segment Focus under new Clinical Director

Steve Thomson joins Heidelberg Engineering as Clinical Director to further strengthen the Anterior Segment product development team.

A connected workplace - Part 2

In Part 1 of this topic (bit.ly/ENconnected) the need for a mature ophthalmic imaging network was described. Here, I provide a scoring scheme that can be used to articulate the maturity of existing devices. As with any scoring system, the...