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Ophthalmic Aid to Eastern Europe (OAEE)

Peter Cackett, Tim ffytche and Dr Irina Gout reflect on historic ophthalmic aid sent to Eastern Europe. This article was written prior to the horrific events in Ukraine. An appeal for funds and equipment may be made by OAEE later...

Phaco-ECP vs. Phaco alone to treat glaucoma

This retrospective review compared combined phacoemulsification and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (phaco-ECP) to phaco alone in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Outcome measures included cumulative full and qualified success survival, postintervention IOP and ocular anti-hypertensive medication reduction. Full success was defined...

RNIB and Roche UK launch new eye health audit tool to improve delivery of local eye health services

Leading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and Roche UK have today launched a new eye health audit tool: Eye Level.

The eye without tears

The Art is long and Life is short. So goes the dispiriting tag in Latin and flung from day one and at regular intervals thereafter at idle medical students who, inevitably brainwashed, come by graduation to believe that the only...

Blinking blepharitis has a lot to answer for…

Never ignore the small things’…someone once said. There is no doubt blepharitis is one of the most common eye conditions encountered daily, but with the typical pressures of a busy outpatient department, the management of more obvious, sight-threatening conditions necessarily...

BESTi: a new index to detect subclinical keratoconus

In this multicentre, case-control study, the authors develop a new index, named Boosted Ectasia Susceptibility Tomography Index (BESTi), to detect early cases of keratoconus. This index was derived from multiple logistic regression analysis of 22 variables of tomography scans. The...

SARCS 2019 Deep Dive Phaco Fundamentals - Trainee Day

By Emily Proudfoot, Optometrist, Vision Surgery & Research Centre, Hull. As somewhat of an appetizer for the conference the following day, in Hull University this year was held a different meeting. A dissection of all things phaco, hosted by two...

Welcome back to the Association of Ophthalmic Nurses and Technicians

The Association of Ophthalmic Nurses and Technicians (AONT) is an independent professional network for ophthalmic nurses and technicians created with a vision to support and enhance care through greater awareness of new roles, resources, and education.

Eye research: where next?

Eye research in the UK is underfunded relative to other areas of medical research and general awareness of sight loss and its prevention remains poor, messages that were reinforced in presentations and discussions during a recent research summit meeting in...

Hidden spread of sebaceous cell carcinoma

This was a review of 29 patients who had undergone orbital exenteration for sebaceous cell carcinoma. Prompted by the increasing use of topical treatments for intraepithelial disease, the authors were keen to discover the frequency of spread of tumour cells...

Meibomian gland dropout in patients with dry eyes

In this prospective study 264 patients with symptoms of dry eye were examined with a non-contact meibography system to assess the morphological changes in their meibomian glands. These patients were not previously diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction and patients with...

6.6.2020 – a celebration of international partnerships

The date 6.6.2020 was selected as a significant milestone for celebrating the achievements of the VISION LINKS Programme as part of the global ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’ initiative [1]. This virtual full-day seminar included LINK partners in the...