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Usher syndrome: an overview

Usher syndrome is the most common hereditary condition that affects both vision and hearing. It is an autosomal recessive condition characterised by retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss [1,2]. Usher syndrome is the cause of approximately 10% of...

Dec/Jan 2016 Quiz

History A 40-year-old swimming instructor undergoes an enucleation for a blind painful eye. There is a history of soft contact lens wear. She has had a corneal abscess and corneal graft procedures in the past. Questions 1. What does this...

Leading eyecare charity Orbis launches a research trial to identify link between vision loss and mental health in children

In 2022, leading eye care charity Orbis published research showing that children with poor vision are more likely to suffer with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and a reduced quality of life.

Inverness resident leads the way with sight loss walking group

An Inverness resident, supported by a national sight loss charity, meets monthly with other blind and partially sighted locals for a wander around Inverness city centre.

ICG TTT for retinoblastoma

Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) is a specific form of ocular TT using infrared radiation (diode laser). Indocyanine green (ICG) is also used to achieve the optimal phototherapy effect in eyes with minimal pigment. Twenty-one patients with 42 retinoblastomas in 30 eyes...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2019

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…A #RyderCup globe injury An unfortunate spectator was hit in the eye by a wayward golf ball during the Ryder Cup, and suffered, as she called it, “a fracture...

Acute management of retrobulbar haemorrhage

The authors discuss the importance of rapid diagnosis and correct management of acute RBH presentation to avoid the risk of permanent blindness. Retrobulbar haemorrhage (RBH) is an ocular emergency that occurs due to arterial bleeding in the orbital cavity behind...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #algae #optogenetics Scientists in Paris have used optogenetics to partially restore sight in a blind man’s eye who was diagnosed with...

Importing iron to the retina

In the retina, iron is particularly critical for the visual phototransduction cascade. In the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), RPE65 activity leads to 11-cis-retinaldehyde, the photosensitive component of rhodopsin production and iron containing enzymes are necessary for disc replacement in photoreceptor...

In conversation with Andy Pyott

Discussing a detour into ophthalmology from zoology in 1988, experiences in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe and the National Treatment Centre – Highland, Baljean Dhillon interviews his newest guest on the Eye Views podcast, Andy Pyott. Take us back to...

Saving sight and changing lives: working with Syrian refugees in Jordan

Two ophthalmologists from the Emory Eye Center share their three-year experience of treating refugees in the camps in Jordan. Jordan currently hosts an estimated 1.4 million Syrian people who have fled the war in their home country. Cataract & Cornea...

OrCam Technologies launches new class of AI reading device

OrCam Technologies, innovator of life-changing, personal 'AI as a companion' solutions, has announced the UK launch of the OrCam Read 3, an all-in-one solution for people with vision loss or reading fatigue, or who find reading challenging.