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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.

Does the length of the school day have a role in age of myopia onset?

The authors prospectively collected the refractive data of myopic adults attending recruiting dispensing optician or ophthalmologist sites. Participants were recruited consecutively, giving verbal informed consent. Sites included a mix of urban and rural areas across eight sites. The following data...

The Moorfields consultant interview course

Brand new course! Moorfields Education is proud to offer trainees seeking their first consultant position, this brand-new course. Taught by senior consultants with extensive NHS experience. 

The Global Vision Database

The overall goal of the Global Vision Database (GVD) [1] is to develop and deploy new and improved evidence on the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment (VI) globally. It is a repository which allows us to assess the causes...

Technology in ophthalmology – a promising future and what we need to know about the regulations

Undoubtedly, ophthalmology is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for technological progress in medicine. Thus far, we have seen remarkable advancements in the technology used by ophthalmologists across all subspecialties. From simplifying common procedures, to treating previously incurable conditions,...

An arm and a leg

“It cost me an arm and a leg.” – Mr B told me. An arm and a leg to be seen by the famous Russian eye surgeon who said that everybody can be spectacle-free. He took Mr B’s money (roughly...

In conversation with Dr Monicah Bitok, Global Inclusive Eye Health Advisor (CBM)

Eye News spoke to Dr Monicah Bitok, Global Inclusive Eye Health Advisor with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), about the rise in diabetes-related preventable blindness, systemic ophthalmic changes in low- and middle-income countries, and the impacts of a COVID-19-induced backlog...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

Save the date for the SEE Summit

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is calling on everyone across the optical professions and industry to save 9 October 2023 for the third SEE Summit on the Environment.

Quantum technology first in eye disease detection

Scientists are working on a new device that could lead to a reduction in the number of people who go blind from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The paediatric cataract: an overview of the embryology and pathophysiology

In the first of the two articles (see Part 2 here) on paediatric cataracts, Samuel Aryee reviews the aetiology of this condition. Cataracts arise from opacification of the natural transparent lens, which can cause partial or total blindness. Although the...