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Blind Football Fan ‘Scores’ Support

A Ross County supporter has praised the club and leading sight loss charity, RNIB Scotland, for helping him to keep attending games.

An optometrist’s view of the Emergency Eye Day

Liverpool is steeped in history, from its mercantile history, home to Cunard and the White Star line, to the Merseybeat and Derek Hatton. Not to be outdone at their annual meeting in the city, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists made...

Glaukos 6th National Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Master Class

Chair: Mr. Imran MasoodSpeakers include: Professor Peter Shah, Mr. Simon Dulku, Mr. Thomas Ressiniotis, Ms. Sally AmeenTopics discussed: iStent inject® patient selection, clinical data, training, how to start implanting, how to submit a successful business case to the trust, and...

Haag-Streit UK launch a new e-shop

Haag-Streit UK is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new e-shop at https://eshopuk.haag-streit.com/

Platelet-rich fibrin for conjunctivoplasty after pterygium excision

The authors report a prospective, comparative, non-randomized clinical trial of 35 pterygium patients with unilateral nasal primary pterygium infiltrating the cornea 2-5mm in size, who underwent pterygium excision between June 2013 and September 2014. Thirty-five eyes of 35 patients with...

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...

IOL tilt with air tamponade vs. salt solution

In this study the authors made a comparison of significant postoperative tilt of IOL with air tamponade as opposed to balanced salt solution, in the procedure of combined phaco with IOL and vitrectomy. Thirty-four patients were included into the analysis....

Launch of the Routine Health Information Systems – Sensory Functions toolkit

This toolkit includes a DHIS2 Sensory functions: eye and ear care digital package and a Guidance on the analysis and use of routine health information systems: eye and ear care module.

Supporting optical professions throughout the pandemic

A letter has been released to go to all optical professionals on behalf of the professional bodies and government bodies responsible for ophthalmic dispensing and optometry.

Broadening horizons in ophthalmology: crafting a varied elective experience

The elective period for medical students is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in a field of interest. For students interested in ophthalmology, this can offer a dedicated experience for what can otherwise be quite limited through undergraduate rotations. Alongside...

World Ophthalmology Congress goes virtual

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2020) has decided to make its June meeting virtual, to provide "an opportunity to come together, collaborate and share the latest advancements in eye care".

Thinking outside the box – adapting to the COVID-19 lockdown

How can we avoid further delays to follow-up in glaucoma patients? The author asks if there is a socially distanced way to check IOPs in those at high risk of losing vision. Glaucoma is an asymptomatic condition. Loss of the...