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Virtual reality pupil assessment software

For Oct/Nov 2021 we review a virtual reality (VR) solution for training and assessing pupil function. Different types of VR exist, and the application described here is used on the Oculus Quest or Pico headsets. The user wears a headset...

Redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic: personal accounts from four ophthalmology trainees

We once believed that the coronavirus would not penetrate the safe confines of the United Kingdom, like so many outbreaks before this. Once the news came that this pandemic descended into our hospitals, the anxieties about redeployment began. Many of...

Secondary iris-claw anterior chamber lens implantation in patients with aphakia without capsular support

This retrospective, non-randomised, non-comparative, interventional study including 128 eyes of 124 patients that presented with aphakia with no capsular support. All patients consecutively underwent Artisan iris-claw intraocular lense (IOL) implantation between 1997 and 2010. The inclusion criteria were: aphakic without...

Thealoz® Duo eye drops repeat successful TV advertising campaign

Thealoz® Duo eye drops, Thea’s leading dry eye brand is repeating it’s successful TV advertising campaign.

A tale of two membranes

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness... I am fortunate to work on a vitreoretinal firm at the moment and only a few...

Acetylcholine receptor antibodies in the diagnosis of ocular myasthenia gravis at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is the commonest autoimmune condition to affect the neuromuscular junction. In the UK, its prevalence is 15 per 10,000 [1,2] and recent studies have shown that rates are steadily increasing [3,4]. Aims of this audit The aim...

10 daily habits damaging your eyesight and changes you can make to remedy against them

Following World Glaucoma Day on 12 March this year, it is vital that the longevity of our vision is always a priority. However, many of our daily habits contribute to the onset of glaucoma and vision loss.

A case report of bidirectional aberrant upward eye movement

The authors present a case report of a 14-year-old boy with left ptosis and strabismus since childhood. In primary position he had left hypotropia with ptosis. On elevation of the right eye, the left eye depresses and adducts. Conversely, on...

The happiness coefficient: Pete’s hidden curriculum Part 5

Jeremy: Come on, man, shake your booty! Tonight even Paxman’s out, hoovering up lines of crank off Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Tonight’s the big one.Mark: Jeremy, all rational people agree it’s a truth self-evident that it’s impossible to have a good time...

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...

Surgery for superior oblique palsy with superior rectus contracture

With limited information in the literature regarding simultaneous surgery in cases with superior rectus (SR) contracture in superior oblique (SO) palsy, the authors aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combined SR/IO surgery. This was a retrospective study of 15 cases...

Macular holes: A brief review

The classification of macular holes has been modernised by OCT findings. This is a brief review and encompasses the historical literature on macular holes. A macular hole is an anatomical discontinuation of the neurosensory retina at the centre of the...