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Is optician led service an answer to ever increasing demand on eye emergency clinics?

The demand for eye casualty appointments has been steadily increasing in the UK, leading to pressures on the hospital emergency services. The incidence of presentations to eye casualty services has been estimated at 20-30 per 1000 per year [1]. Evidence...

Demystifying external trainee selected components and out of programme experiences

If you don’t know your external TSCs from your OOPC/OOPT/OOPE/OOPR, then this article is for you. Trainee selected components (TSC) are College-approved periods of training, usually ranging from six months to a year (formally ASTO) of intensive subspecialty training in...

Thermal injury and false eyelashes

The authors provide a case of cyanoacrylate glue causing a thermal burn on the eyelid and explain how this type of burn should be managed. The use of false lashes as well as the techniques used to apply them come...

New rules on capturing a homeless patient’s address will correct ‘major health inequality’, says the AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has welcomed an announcement by NHS England, which confirms that patients without a fixed address, including people who are homeless or rough sleeping, have a route to access NHS sight care by proving an alternative address.

Corpus callosum in infantile esotropia

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) imaging was undertaken with four infantile esotropia (IE) patients and nine controls. All with IE showed an asymmetrical distribution of callosal fibres when comparing two hemispheres. Many fibres terminated near the tips of the occipital cortices....

WATCH EPISODE 3: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Choosing the right strategy for cataract surgery in countries with developing eyecare services can be difficult. Should you stay in the cities or work more remotely? How remote can you go and still carry out surgery safely. In this episode, Beyond 2020 examines the options.

WATCH EPISODE 3: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Choosing the right strategy for cataract surgery in countries with developing eyecare services can be difficult. Should you stay in the cities or work more remotely? How remote can you go and still carry out surgery safely. In this episode, Beyond 2020 examines the options.

WATCH EPISODE 4: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Andean Medical Mission discuss the must-have clinic equipment for use in cataract screening and surgical outreach programmes in countries with developing eyecare services.

WATCH EPISODE 5: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

In this addition, Dave Goldsmith talks about the basic data NGOs need to collect on each eye surgery trip in order to maximise the experience and develop their practice.

WATCH EPISODE 6: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Welcome to the sixth episode of Beyond 2020, the series that looks at strategies to eliminate avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services and shares ideas and solutions to common difficulties in working abroad.

WATCH EPISODE 7: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

In this episode, after shortly arriving back from working in Magdalena, Bolivia, Dave discusses five key points to finding the right patients and ensuring that they arrive at your clinic as early as possible into your campaign.

Use of acetazolamide for symptoms of visual vertigo

Visual vertigo is a disorder characterised by symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, disorientation and general discomfort induced by visual triggers. It is currently treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy, with no effective pharmacotherapy options available for treatment resistant case. Oral acetazolamide...