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What's trending Apr/May 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #COVID-19prevention #spectacles Ocular transmission of COVID-19 was discussed from the very beginning of the pandemic [1-3]. Indeed, it was an Ophthalmologist,...

The treachery of images – making sense of OCT imaging

In 1929 Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte produced his painting La Trahison des Images. It depicted an old fashioned pipe for smoking tobacco and underneath were the words “ceci n’est pas une pipe”, this is not a pipe. You may wonder...

New national programme of sight tests in special schools

As a result of SeeAbility’s campaigning, NHS England are planning for a new national programme of sight tests and glasses dispensing in England’s special schools from 2020. SeeAbility’s model of sight testing is less stressful for children with learning disabilities...

Report: Ultrasound Course held at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London in November

In November, a full-day course was run at the RCOphth in London to introduce basic training in ophthalmic ultrasound. The faculty on the course were: Mr Hatem Atta, Mr Tarek El Kashab and Dr Peter Good.

In conversation with Christopher Liu OBE

Eye News caught up with Christopher Liu following his recent appointment by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Ophthalmology. Christopher Liu OBE. Congratulations on your recent...

Introducing EziDrops, the incredibly simple and effective aid for administering eye drops

Ezidrops Ltd. Is an innovative inventor of simple to use Eye and Ear Drop Applicators.

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) achieves carbon neutrality

The Association’s emissions have been reduced using a blend of offsets from a Gold Standard wind project and a Verra CCB4 forestry project to mix biodiversity protection and restoration with fuel switching to renewable energy.

Building Capacity for Children’s Eye Care in Africa: the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme

This article follows the Correspondent News articles in the previous five print issues of Eye News [1-5] on the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme [6]. This article describes how African and UK eye care teams are working together to tackle childhood...

Anterior and posterior capsular opacification with the Tecnis ZCBOO and AcrySof SA60AT IOL

This a randomised, controlled, prospective and double-blind study comparing the anterior capsular opacification (ACO) and posterior capsular opacification (PCO) outcomes with two types of single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOL), and AcrySof SA60AT – Group A, and Tecnis ZCBOO –...

DISC lens slow myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren

This is a prospective double-blind randomised trial between September 2007 and October 2009. It included 221 children aged 8-13 years, with myopia between -1 and -5 Dioptres ≤1.00D. There were 111 patients in the defocus incorporated soft contact DISC group...

Corneal keloid: Report of natural history and Outcome of Surgical Management in Two Cases

Corneal keloids are rare and typically reported following trauma (including post-surgical) and has been reported without any trauma or previous surgery. A corneal keloid differs from a hypertrophied scar in that it occurs months/years after the injury, enlarges over time...

Charles Bonnet Syndrome - Esme’s Umbrella Information Day

Esme's Umbrella is pleased to announce an information day for all patients, carers and families affected by Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). Refreshments and lunch are available throughout the day. It promises to be a relaxed and friendly day with excellent speakers and opportunities to ask questions. Everyone is welcome and carers and family members are encouraged to attend too. Added Movie Screening: The final cut of Aspectum - a film about living with the vivid, silent, visual hallucinations that are caused when Charles Bonnet Syndrome develops after sight loss.