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The most frequent complaints and claims in ophthalmology – a Medical Protection Society (MPS) analysis

The authors look at the reasons behind medico-legal cases reported to MPS and share key learning points. Complications following ophthalmology surgery are rare, however, medico-legal cases are not uncommon due to the significant impact they can have on patients’ lifestyles....

The Complainers

There she was. Sitting in the waiting room with her arms crossed, tut-tutting to herself and shaking her head mournfully every few minutes. We gazed at her from a safe distance while one of the nurses confirmed what we already...

The results of the last survey Feb22

This edition’s survey took a slightly different tack and tried to look at the problems we face in litigation. Litigation is unpleasant. It is horrible being involved in it and the process of litigation can be extremely stressful. From the...

The results of the last survey Oct22

I thank everyone for their time in responding to this edition’s survey questions. The first question relates to an issue I have previously discussed around consent for second eye cataract surgery. I touch on this point again for two reasons....

We are all Hadiza

When I worked as a registrar at Newport many years ago I remember a no-nonsense corneal consultant railing about the way the tragic case of Lucie Linforth was being reported in the media. Lucie was a toddler taken into a...

Using OCT to screen and monitor Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative illness characterised by progressive decline in cognitive function. AD is the main cause of dementia worldwide. Over recent years researchers have strived to find biomarkers to diagnose AD, particularly in the early stages of...

Topcon & OcuPlan: Importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients free interactive CPD session evening event (Derby)

Join us for an interactive CPD session on the importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients. We are teaming up with Topcon to run 5 evening events over May, June and July. The two-part sessions will...

Topcon & OcuPlan: Importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients free interactive CPD session evening event (Sutton Coldfield)

Join us for an interactive CPD session on the importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients. We are teaming up with Topcon to run 5 evening events over May, June and July. The two-part sessions will...

Topcon & OcuPlan: Importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients free interactive CPD session evening event (Nottinghamshire)

Join us for an interactive CPD session on the importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients. We are teaming up with Topcon to run 5 evening events over May, June and July. The two-part sessions will...

Topcon & OcuPlan: Importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients free interactive CPD session evening event (Worcestershire)

Join us for an interactive CPD session on the importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients. We are teaming up with Topcon to run 5 evening events over May, June and July. The two-part sessions will...

Topcon & OcuPlan: Importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients free interactive CPD session evening event (Leicestershire)

Join us for an interactive CPD session on the importance of early AMD diagnosis and how to communicate with patients. We are teaming up with Topcon to run 5 evening events over May, June and July. The two-part sessions will...

Acute retinal necrosis: an Indian experience

The authors of this retrospective study aimed to provide clinical outcomes in 62 eyes of 53 patients presenting with acute retinal necrosis. All eyes received intravenous acyclovir (10mg/kg tds) for 7-10 days followed by oral antiviral therapy (valaciclovir 1g tds...