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DIY IOP – does it work?

Measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) plays a major role in glaucoma care as IOP is a parameter, along with visual field progression and optic disc cupping used to assess treatment effect. While Goldmann tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard, it only...

Deal With It card game

‘Deal With It’ is a pack of scenario revision cards. The game is designed to act as a study and training aid for optical professionals. The rules allow a user to self-test or can be used in pairs or in...

Farnborough International Airshow 2022 partners with Orbis UK

Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) announces Orbis UK as its official charity partner for 2022.

Mainline introduce the ic200 – the latest offering from Icare in rebound tonometry

The latest offering from Icare in rebound tonometry is the ic200. The device is based on a rebound measuring principle that requires no drops, air or specialised skills for its use. The technology is a proven technique for obtaining accurate and rapid IOP measurements.

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...

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.

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....

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...

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".

Handover of power

Election time comes every five years in the United Kingdom. It is usually a time of excitement and trepidation as people wonder what will change, for whom and over how long, depending on which party might win power. Usually it...