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The Gambia-Swansea VISION 2020 LINK: building eye care services and international friendships

History The VISION 2020 LINK between the Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre (SZRECC), Banjul, The Gambia and the Ophthalmology Department, Singleton Hospital, Swansea started in 2008 under the guidance of the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme at the International Centre...

Specialist high-street eye clinics for managing patients with retinal disorders can enhance care standards

The author examines the successful introduction of community-based retinal clinic services by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Sajjad Mahmood, Consultant Ophthalmologist, MREH, shares experience of establishing community-based medical retina clinic services. Sight loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract,...

Applications have now opened for the Scotland Level 5 and 7 Certificates in Optical Care.

Both courses receive generous funding from NES Optometry, so the cost is only £200 (Level 5) or £250 (level 7), with everything you need included in this small fee, which has been kept the same for yet another year.

Key research and practical information to inform INS care

This ‘tutorial’ format paper aims to translate key research findings and conclusions into practical terms, discuss their clinical utility and introduce a new clinical method that accurately measures the static visual deficits in infantile nystagmus (INS), predicts the improvements that...

Optical practices to continue to provide urgent and essential care

The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care, while managing COVID-19 risk to keep patients, staff and the public as safe as possible.

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.

College of Optometrists and RCOphth launch joint vision for eye care

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) have developed a joint vision for the two professions to continue to work together to support the delivery of safe and sustainable eye care services in England.

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launch new joint vision for delivering eye care services across the UK

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) continue to review the ongoing impact of the pandemic on eye services across primary and secondary care.