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The paediatric cataract: an overview of the embryology and pathophysiology

In the first of the two articles (see Part 2 here) on paediatric cataracts, Samuel Aryee reviews the aetiology of this condition. Cataracts arise from opacification of the natural transparent lens, which can cause partial or total blindness. Although the...

Appeal for fundus cameras and OCT machines for Nigeria

Nigeria has the highest population of people living with diabetes mellitus (DM) in sub-Saharan Africa. As at 2013 the population of people living with DM stood at 4.9 million, of whom an estimated 1.7 million had diabetic retinopathy (DR). There is currently no national DR screening and treatment programme.

What's Trending Aug/Sep 2022

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #JustinBieber #RamsayHuntsyndrome #facialparalysis Justin Bieber revealed he has been afflicted by Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and thus has had to cancel...

Cancelled eye surgeries could mean permanent sight-loss, warns Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they struggle to access treatment for their eye conditions.

UKEGS reveals new president and president-elect

Glaucoma UK has announced the appointments of the new president and president-elect for its UK and Éire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS).

AI and New Technology in Ophthalmology (Eye News Symposium & Workshop)

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Horus Pharma to distribute intravitreal implant ILUVIEN® in France

Intravitreal implant ILUVIEN, developed by Alimera Sciences, is now available in France, distributor Horus Pharma has announced. ILUVIEN is aimed at patients with vision impairment associated with chronic Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), who have not responded well to other available...

Orbis to host symposium exploring eye care for refugees at ESCRS

International eye care charity Orbis will be running a symposium discussing the critical topic of ‘Eye Care for Refugees’ on Monday 16th at 13:00, room West 7 at ESCRS in Paris. Dr Nathalie Weil and Dr Soroosh Behshad from Emory Eye Centre will be exploring the subject and the event will be chaired by Orbis UK trustee, Mr Robert Walters.

Haag-Streit UK announces the launch of the LENSTAR Myopia in the UK

HS-UK is pleased to announce the launch of the LENSTAR Myopia in the UK.

OCT Angiography in Retinal and Macular Diseases

OCT angiography (OCT-A) is based on the concept that in a static eye, the only moving structure in the fundus of the eye is blood flowing through the vessels. This book explains how the technique allows a depth-resolved analysis and...

ESASO Course Series (Volume 2): Surgical Retina

This book comprises details of symposia / seminars on surgical aspects of retina presented by renowned authorities in ophthalmology from all over the world during ESASOS (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology) academic activities, which are mentioned in a...

World Optometry Day 2022

Today, Wednesday 23rd March, is #WorldOptometryDay. A day to celebrate the global community of optometrists and all the eye care professionals that support the ophthalmic health and wellbeing of many millions of patients.