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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...

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...

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’.

PREVIEW: National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) 2024

The annual National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) will return for its third year running On Sunday, March 24th, in a virtual setting.

The art of giving generous grains

On the drive home, after a long day of eye screening patients in homeless shelters, I would pass through the boroughs, towns and villages of east London. Stopping at the soup kitchen, I would meet Christian with heavy cataracts, and...

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....

Falkirk girl with sight loss is World Book Day winner

Grace Kidd, 9, from Falkirk, is the winner of a creative writing competition hosted for the first time by leading sight loss charity, RNIB, to mark World Book Day.

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.