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All systems go for Oriel - final approval granted to make new centre a reality

Plans for Oriel, a new state-of-the-art eye care, research and education centre, have been given the green light.

Flashes and floaters in community optometry – diagnosing a posterior vitreous detachment

Managing patients who attend a practice with symptoms of flashes and floaters is a regular occurrence in community optometric practice. It’s often very distressing for patients; symptoms can be quite dramatic and an internet search can indicate imminent blindness from...

Contract signed to build Oriel, a state-of-the-art eye health centre

A £300 million contract has been awarded to Bouygues UK to build Oriel, a new eye care, research and education centre in Camden.

Ophthalmology assessment using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical list of attributes and skills that facilitates teachers to effectively teach, whilst concurrently enabling learners to effectively learn. It was first developed in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist along with a team of...

Eyes on the road – visual standards for car drivers

The author examines the current visual standards required by drivers and asks whether more needs to be done to make roads safer. Are the public adequately protected by the current system of visual standards required by drivers? In a survey...

Surgitrac is thrilled to welcome Noah Banienuba as our new Marketing Manager

With a proven track record in strategic healthcare marketing and brand engagement, Noah brings valuable experience to our team.

Second sight: Ian McKinley

I have always been captivated by a true-life story demonstrating the human spirit of triumph over adversity. For me, one of the most memorable sportsmen overcoming an injury has always been the mountaineer Joe Simpson and his tale of survival...

Spotlight: The Community Eye Health Journal

In many low-income settings, where vision loss is greatest, eyecare is hampered by shortages in trained health workers. In sub-Saharan Africa, there are fewer than five ophthalmologists per million population, compared to over 70 per million in high-income countries. Eyecare...

International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) Congress September 2023 in a sweltering Berlin

Approaching its 40th year, IOIS remains focused on advancing research and knowledge-sharing around ocular inflammatory diseases.

Quality matters in the management of serious eye disorders

The author discusses the first quality standard for serious eye disorders from NICE and takes a look at new care models for enhanced service delivery. Patient backlogs pose risks to patient safety, with research showing that people are losing sight...

New prognostic model for multiple sclerosis after optic neuritis presentation

The authors present a post-hoc analysis using the publicly available data set from the Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial. The Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to assess for associations between clinical and radiological variables and the development of clinical...

Designing ophthalmology services Part 2: How do we address the queues for a clinic?

The first of this three-part series showed how systems engineering can be used to correctly diagnose and address the causes of delays in a clinic. This second article describes how to design a more productive system that meets the new...