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Tear production levels and dry eye disease

Dry eye disease (DED) is multifactorial, caused by an alteration in the quality or quantity of tear film’s three layers. Several tests are available for diagnosis. The aim of this study was to determine if the Schirmer test (ST) could...

Meta-analysis of treating meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) with topical / oral azithromycin

This study pooled the clinical outcomes of 18 high-quality studies managing MGD with azithromycin. Symptom score was the primary and clinical signs were the secondary outcome measures. Overall effectiveness of topical azithromycin (TA) and oral azithromycin (OA) was measured by...

Sebaceous gland carcinoma

This is a review of 241 patients diagnosed with periocular sebaceous gland carcinoma which investigates whether age at presentation influences either the clinical presentation or the outcomes of treatment. Twelve percent of patients were classified as young (<40 years old),...

Ocular blood flow changes in Behcet disease

This study evaluates ocular blood flow changes in both ocular Behcets disease (BD) and non-ocular BD (with or without thrombotic disease) and compares these findings with a healthy control group. A total of 90 eyes with BD were evaluated with...

Glaucoma-NET: a novel way of improving glaucoma management in sub-Saharan Africa

Background Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide [1]. People with untreated glaucoma suffer from irreversible, progressive loss of sight. The disease is characterised by progressive loss of visual field, with pathological cupping of the optic disc...

SEE Summit on the Environment

@19.00 - 20.30 GMT This event, which is supported by the Association of Optometrists (AOP), the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), the College of Optometrists, the General Optical Council (GOC) and the Optical Suppliers Association (OSA), aims to bring together the industry to increase awareness of – and engagement with – Social, Ethical and Environmental (SEE) issues.

Assessing everyday visual function in dry AMD – what matters to the person?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of blindness in the developed world and is accountable for more than one half of sight impairment registrations within England and Wales [1]. AMD is prevalent in people aged 60 years and...

VISION 2020 LINKS Programme and DR-NET World Sight Day Workshop

World Sight Day (WSD) was celebrated globally on 8 October 2020 [1]. From Australia and the Pacific to the Americas, via Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, awareness-raising and advocacy activities took place throughout the day, to focus attention on unnecessary...

Aug/Sep 2016 Quiz

History A 45-year-old female patient presented with left upper eyelid swelling present for six months. There was mild pain and a sense of fullness over the left eye. Examination revealed a palpable firm mass over the lacrimal gland area without...

Insects, swelling and sight loss: a case of orbital inflammatory syndrome

Despite being the most common cause of painful orbital mass in adults and the third most common orbital disease, orbital inflammatory syndrome still proves to be a difficult ocular condition to diagnose, treat, and manage. A 41-year-old lady presented to...

HS-UK to be authorised distributor for the Vision Engineering 3D Deep Reality Viewer

HS-UK is delighted to announce that it is now the authorised distributor for the Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) in the UK.

A day in the life of...an ophthalmic imager / an orthoptic assistant

The ophthalmic imager My role as an ophthalmic / medical photographer has evolved, dramatically, since I began my career at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, 30 years ago. Long gone are the days of developing and hand printing fluorescein angiograms in...