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The treachery of images – making sense of OCT imaging

In 1929 Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte produced his painting La Trahison des Images. It depicted an old fashioned pipe for smoking tobacco and underneath were the words “ceci n’est pas une pipe”, this is not a pipe. You may wonder...

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) achieves carbon neutrality

The Association’s emissions have been reduced using a blend of offsets from a Gold Standard wind project and a Verra CCB4 forestry project to mix biodiversity protection and restoration with fuel switching to renewable energy.

Introducing EziDrops, the incredibly simple and effective aid for administering eye drops

Ezidrops Ltd. Is an innovative inventor of simple to use Eye and Ear Drop Applicators.

SARCS 2019 Deep Dive Phaco Fundamentals - Trainee Day

By Emily Proudfoot, Optometrist, Vision Surgery & Research Centre, Hull. As somewhat of an appetizer for the conference the following day, in Hull University this year was held a different meeting. A dissection of all things phaco, hosted by two...

BESTi: a new index to detect subclinical keratoconus

In this multicentre, case-control study, the authors develop a new index, named Boosted Ectasia Susceptibility Tomography Index (BESTi), to detect early cases of keratoconus. This index was derived from multiple logistic regression analysis of 22 variables of tomography scans. The...

New national programme of sight tests in special schools

As a result of SeeAbility’s campaigning, NHS England are planning for a new national programme of sight tests and glasses dispensing in England’s special schools from 2020. SeeAbility’s model of sight testing is less stressful for children with learning disabilities...

In conversation with Christopher Liu OBE

Eye News caught up with Christopher Liu following his recent appointment by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Ophthalmology. Christopher Liu OBE. Congratulations on your recent...

Phaco-ECP vs. Phaco alone to treat glaucoma

This retrospective review compared combined phacoemulsification and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (phaco-ECP) to phaco alone in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Outcome measures included cumulative full and qualified success survival, postintervention IOP and ocular anti-hypertensive medication reduction. Full success was defined...

Melanocytoma of the optic disc

Melanocytoma is a heavily pigmented lesion, composed of melanocytes and is a variant of melanocytic naevus. It classically occurs at the optic disc and is usually benign, static and asymptomatic. However, it can occasionally grow and invade the retina or...

Anterior and posterior capsular opacification with the Tecnis ZCBOO and AcrySof SA60AT IOL

This a randomised, controlled, prospective and double-blind study comparing the anterior capsular opacification (ACO) and posterior capsular opacification (PCO) outcomes with two types of single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOL), and AcrySof SA60AT – Group A, and Tecnis ZCBOO –...

DISC lens slow myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren

This is a prospective double-blind randomised trial between September 2007 and October 2009. It included 221 children aged 8-13 years, with myopia between -1 and -5 Dioptres ≤1.00D. There were 111 patients in the defocus incorporated soft contact DISC group...

Corneal keloid: Report of natural history and Outcome of Surgical Management in Two Cases

Corneal keloids are rare and typically reported following trauma (including post-surgical) and has been reported without any trauma or previous surgery. A corneal keloid differs from a hypertrophied scar in that it occurs months/years after the injury, enlarges over time...