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Excessive blinking

A case review is presented to understand the clinical implications for children presenting to ophthalmology with episodes of excessive blinking in the absence of any obvious ocular abnormalities. This retrospective review was conducted from 2011-2014. The authors contacted parents and...

WATCH EPISODE 8: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

This video is for medical teams and NGOs who are working to eliminate avoidable blindness in remote village settings where the risk of an infection post-surgery is high.

WATCH EPISODE 8: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

This video is for medical teams and NGOs who are working to eliminate avoidable blindness in remote village settings where the risk of an infection post-surgery is high.

WATCH EPISODE 9: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Welcome to the 9th 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 9: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Welcome to the 9th 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.

Tough gig

‘The times they are a-changin’. The words of this Dylan classic resonate down the decades, and in the light of recent events, speak eloquently to life in 2022. It feels like a lifetime of change has passed since the Eye...

Retinal pigment epithelium tears

In this paper the authors review the current knowledge of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tears. Although rare these can cause loss of visual acuity. They can occur spontaneously in pigment epithelial detachment (PED) due to occult choroidal neovascularisation (CNV), retinal...

It’s Friday, I’m In Love: Pete’s Hidden Curriculum Part 3

“When you’re in love, it’s the most glorious two-and-a-half days of your life.” - Richard Lewis [1]. The good news is that we are over the hump now and past the most depressing day of the year, which is known...

Does Duane syndrome have an effect on refractive error?

The authors present a retrospective case review from a database created from a 43-year period of patients with strabismus seen by a single ophthalmologist. Cases were reviewed by either an orthoptist or ophthalmologist for entry into the database. Details relating...

A career in uveitis

As he retires from clinical practice, the author looks back on his long career in uveitis and how care of these patients has changed dramatically since his days as an undergraduate. My trainees and fellows are often bored by my...

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...

Effect of the COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service on patient referrals to general practitioners and Hospital Eye Service

The COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Services (CUES) was developed to relieve the demands of hospital ophthalmology, aiming to allow patients to have remote consultations and be managed by community optometric practice. This was because access to Hospital Eye Service (HES) Ophthalmic...