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What's trending Jun/Jul 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. #Polishdoctor #UkraineConflict #familysight Polish doctor Professor Rejdak’s team saved a Ukrainian family’s eyesight after a bomb hit their home. Olena Selichzianowa and her 5-year-old...

What's trending Oct/Nov 2023

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #Hello A big hello to those reading. It’s my absolute pleasure to take on the mantel of section editor of the...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2023

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #whoopigoldberg #presbyopia #bionic Whoopi Goldberg made a name for herself in blockbusters such as the Oscar-winning Ghost and Sister Act. She...

Existential Crises

Over the past few years and months, I have noticed increased numbers of my colleagues from all over the UK complaining about various problems with their jobs and life in general, and it seems that since the COVID-19 pandemic the...

Shared vision: Father and son navigate life with glaucoma together

Glaucoma UK is a charity dedicated to supporting people living with glaucoma across the UK. They’re getting ready for Glaucoma Awareness Week, an annual awareness raising campaign, which is running from 24–30 June.

ARx - Augmented Reality Headset

In a continuing look at wearable technology, for those with sight impairment, for Aug/Sep we are looking at the recently released ARx. In previous issues we have covered the Envision Glasses and the OrCam MyEye. The ARx is a device...

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies in the diagnosis of ocular myasthenia gravis at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is the commonest autoimmune condition to affect the neuromuscular junction. In the UK, its prevalence is 15 per 10,000 [1,2] and recent studies have shown that rates are steadily increasing [3,4]. Aims of this audit The aim...

‘Step Up For Nystagmus’ this Nystagmus Awareness Day

Monday 20 June, the Nystagmus Network marks Nystagmus Awareness Day by asking supporters to ‘Step Up For Nystagmus’ to raise awareness of this complex visual impairment.

End stage glaucoma management

A 48-year-old female has had multiple drug treatment for glaucoma and is still losing field of vision. How do you manage this over time? This patient is at high-risk for going blind and should be managed aggressively to protect remaining...

Surgical correction of lacrimal gland prolapse

This is a systematic review of published literature on the management of lacrimal gland prolapse or ptosis. The authors found 16 publications which contained a description of any surgical correction of a prolapsed lacrimal gland, comprising seven case reports, four...

Diabetic Macular Oedema

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that affects the metabolism of all three categories of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. This condition is characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia [1]. This can cause end organ damage. The estimated worldwide diabetes prevalence for 2010...

The other side

Adele sings a song called Hello, which is about a mythical phonecall she makes to an ex-boyfriend about how different life is now compared to when they used to date. The chorus line repeated many times is “Hello from the...