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Orbis eye health programme integrated into school curriculum in Nepal

Leading eyecare charity Orbis and Nepal’s National Society of Comprehensive Eye Care (NNJS) have worked together since 2019 to implement a programme called REACH (Refractive Error Among Children) in Eastern Nepal.

COMMENT ON: Watch your back: Ergonomics and Ophthalmology

Jim Innes. Dear Editors, I write to congratulate Aadil Hussain on his excellent Trainees article “Watch your back: Ergonomics and Ophthalmology”. Please can I reassure him that, at least in the Yorkshire School of Ophthalmology, the importance of good posture...

Embracing assistive technology in the fight against sight loss

The author shares his own experience of sight loss and explains the vital role assistive technology can play in the lives of visually impaired patients. There is no doubt that sight loss continues to be a clear and present danger,...

CALL TO ACTION: Ophthalmology on Myanmar / Thailand border: do you have any redundant kit?

In 1990, the late Doctor Frank Green, a consultant ophthalmologist in Aberdeen, along with Doctor Phillip Ambler, a GP with ophthalmic training, responded to an invitation to provide ophthalmic care for Karen refugees on the northern and eastern Myanmar borders....

Leading North London eye clinic appoints retina expert to treat growing ‘epidemic’ of patients living with myopia

Leading independent eye hospital based in Finchley, My-iClinic, has welcomed Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ms Yvonne Luo, to its growing team of specialists.

My top five: A foundation doctor’s top five misconceptions about ophthalmology

Choosing a specialty is challenging. As a foundation doctor, it often feels as if this choice is based solely on fleeting experiences. Compared to other specialties, there is relatively little exposure to ophthalmology during either medical school or foundation years....

The art of ophthalmic simulations

For Dec/Jan 2024, I got in touch with Nicky Webster, a Principal 3D Artist at FundamentalVR (https://fundamentalsurgery.com). Nicky is also a registered medical illustrator, healthcare scientist and medical photographer. With over 18 years of experience working in various disciplines within...

Report: National Student Ophthalmology Conference 2023

A report covering the NSOC23 event which took place on 25 March 2023.

LambdaVision aims to refine process for in-space manufacturing of artificial retinas through ISS National Lab-sponsored investigation

Approximately 1.5 million people worldwide are affected by retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder that causes vision loss. Currently there is no cure, but researchers from LambdaVision are turning to the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory to look for...

Sustainability in eyecare: Climate action in eyecare

Climate change will cause disruption to critical eyecare services and increases in rates of eye disease around the world. The International Agency for Prevention of Blindness has recommended 10 key areas of action on how the eyecare sector can address...

“Beware of the pigment”

Using some captivating artwork, Iheukwumere Duru describes key features of pigment dispersion syndrome. Pigmentary dispersion syndrome (PDS) leads to pigmentary glaucoma (PG) in approximately 35-50% of patients with the condition [1]. PG is the leading cause of non-traumatic blindness in...

Cutting-edge practice in glaucoma care: what, how and why?

More effective treatments and drug delivery modalities, implantable minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) devices, as well as accelerating clinical research programmes, will transform the surgical and clinical management of glaucoma in the near future. There is also an ever-greater emphasis...