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How do you solve the problem of trachoma in Ethiopia?

Background Trachoma is one of the oldest diseases known to humankind and the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Spread by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, it is transmitted through contact with the eyes, eyelids and nose of those infected. The...

Clear sight is ‘revelation’ for Yaxley resident following ‘life-changing’ surgery

Retiree Steve Low has rekindled his love for photography.

The gift of family

“Your kids look just like you!” is an oft-heard phrase at family gatherings. Setting aside the obvious explanation of basic genetics, similarities and recurrent character traits are well recognised within a family unit. Shared positive mutual experiences shape these attitudes...

Orbis marks 100-millionth antibiotic dose in the fight against trachoma in Ethiopia

Orbis and partners mark historic 100-millionth dose of azithromycin antibiotics in the fight to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2030. This milestone was achieved 20 years after Orbis began leading mass drug administrations.

Partially sighted poet focuses on visual impairment and parenthood in new book

Glasgow-based poet Nuala Watt (39) aims to show that disabled people “have important things to say” in her latest book of poems, ‘The Department of Work and Pensions Assesses a Jade Fish’.

Neuro-ophthalmic disease patterns in Southeast Asia with particular reference to giant cell arteritis

As indicated in an earlier article in Eye News [1] Dr Cullen was invited in 2000 to the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) as visiting Professor with a specific remit to set up a specialist neuro-ophthalmology service, which was the...

Effects of blood donation on the physiology of the eye

Hypovolaemia is a state of decreased blood volume, the reduction of which reduces tissue perfusion which may in turn lead to cellular hypoxia and end-organ damage. In blood donation, 500ml of blood is collected in ten minutes. This equates to...

The Complainers

There she was. Sitting in the waiting room with her arms crossed, tut-tutting to herself and shaking her head mournfully every few minutes. We gazed at her from a safe distance while one of the nurses confirmed what we already...

Glucose-sensing contact lenses replace the finger prick test!

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Glucose-sensing contact lenses replace the finger prick test! The concept of contact lenses was first illustrated by...

Serology testing in periocular inflammatory disease

This is a review article of serological tests in thyroid eye disease, IgG4-related disease and myasthenia gravis. The authors provide an overview of the current serology with a brief description of how they relate to the pathogenesis of each condition....

Thealoz® Duo eye drops repeat successful TV advertising campaign

Thealoz® Duo eye drops, Thea’s leading dry eye brand is repeating it’s successful TV advertising campaign.

Periocular sweat gland carcinomas

This is an interesting review of a rare group of tumours which together comprise the adnexal sweat gland carcinomas. Although there are only 22 patients, this is the largest cohort ever published. The authors summarise the clinical presentation, stage, management...