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COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Organised and funded by Alimera Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering.

Optimising an acute eye service in the current COVID-19 crisis

With the current global pandemic of COVID-19 we have all had to redesign and reorganise our normal working practices. Non-urgent hospital work has been postponed to allow redistribution of resources, redeployment of hospital staff and to reduce the risk of...

The Eye Health Network – an ‘optometry-first’ approach to eye care

Historically, in NHS Grampian, ophthalmology and optometry worked separately, with even the process of optometry referral to hospital occurring only at the behest of the patient’s general practitioner (GP). Criteria for referral were not discussed and feedback after referral was...

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

As the title suggests, this publication provides a single volume that collates much of the current knowledge and application for corneal collage cross-linking (CXL). There are 23 chapters, subdivided into seven sections, including five pages of indices. The chapters are...

Using lumbar puncture as a diagnostic tool of IIH when the presentation is typical

The authors present the findings of a retrospective observational chart review across three neuro-ophthalmology clinics. Databases at each clinic were searched using inclusion criteria based on established diagnostic criteria for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Cases with missing data, atypical findings...

Certifying patients as visually impaired: the start of a journey

In March 2017 there were 290,475 people registered as either visually impaired or severely visually impaired in the UK [1]. Patients registered as sight impaired benefit from financial support as well as practical help. Practical help is provided by social...

EKF Quo-Test® supports improved medical management of diabetic retinopathy patients

EKF Diagnostics’ Quo-Test® HbA1c analyser is successfully supporting improved medical management of patients with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (STDR). The effectiveness of...

Dec/Jan 2017 Quiz

History An 18-month-old boy presented with a slow growing left anterior orbital lump medially. Examination revealed a palpable mass beneath the skin at the inferonasal aspect without any visual impairment. A CT scan (Figure 1) followed by an excisional biopsy...

Oct/Nov 2015 Quiz

History A 16-year-old female presents with bilateral ocular irritation. The patient has a history of seasonal rhinitis and eczema and complains of itchy eyes, especially during the summer months. Examination shows bilateral mucoid discharge, conjunctival injection and eversion of both...

A trainee’s guide on how to prepare for the digital age of ophthalmology

As the pandemic rolls on, the past year has left many ophthalmic departments in disarray with ever-lengthening patient waiting-lists and increasing challenges in service delivery. Areas such as virtual clinics, telephone / video consultations have had to mature rapidly to...

The Last House Officer

The Last House Officer by Gwyn Williams takes us on a hilarious journey from first surgical house job to (accidental) ophthalmology trainee. Things don't always seem to work out too well for Owen Morgan. Blindsided into a hasty marriage to...

Eye Capacity: clinical need should drive ophthalmic service provision

Almost two million people in the UK suffer sight loss, a number forecast to double over coming decades. Major causes of blindness are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract and uncorrected refractive error. Prevalence of these sight-threatening conditions...