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TAC testing in dementia

The aim was to assess the visual acuity measurements performed by the preferential looking method using Teller acuity cards (TAC) in elderly subjects with dementia due to probable Alzheimer’s disease. The mean age was 78.2±9.11 years for patients and 77.2±6.19...

Screening for visual processing deficits in dementia

The Queen Square Screening test for Visual Deficits (QS test) screens for changes in visual processing. It has never been formally validated as a single test. The test consists of a short booklet developed using remnant object and spatial perception...

Dementia and visual impairment: what is the relationship and are we providing the best care?

Carla Maden discusses the implications of living with both dementia and visual impairment, and how general medical junior doctors and ophthalmologists can help to alleviate this burden and improve the quality of life of such patients. Dementia and visual impairment...

New initiative lifts barriers to cataract care for people with disabilities and dementia

Picture books and personalised videos - SpaMedica rolls out scheme to benefit vulnerable NHS cataract patients across country

Age-related macular degeneration

This review article offers an up to date review of the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with aetiology surrounding age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The article briefly describes the typical clinical presentation relating to early and late stages of the...

Can OCT predict Alzheimer’s disease?

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Can OCT predict Alzheimer’s disease? In 1986 Hinton et al. demonstrated evidence of optic nerve degeneration...

Patient care a family affair at Newcastle-Under-Lyme eye hospital

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mother and daughter Lisa Moors and Hannah Young won’t have to wait until next Sunday to spend time together - the pair work side-by-side, caring for hundreds of cataract surgery patients each week...

Fight for Sight to maximise impact by funding solutions-focused research in priority eye conditions

Fight for Sight aims to stop sight loss by funding pioneering research. Rod McNeil takes a look at the Primer Fellowship Awards programme, which provides funding for up to £60,000 for individuals to undertake vision-related research for one year. Among...

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...

Test combination which could detect prodromal Alzheimer disease

The authors prospectively recruited a convenience sample of individuals aged over 65 and either with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer disease or normal cognition. Other types of dementia and severe neurological conditions were excluded. All...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. British man fitted with 3D printed eye Steve Verze of London has required a prosthetic eye for over 20 years. On 25 November 2021,...

The ‘theatre of the mind’: Charles Bonnet Syndrome and Esme’s Umbrella

The founder of Esme’s Umbrella shares her experience with the poorly understood condition Charles Bonnet Syndrome and the creation of the campaign. Many years ago, when I was a young actress, I was in an American play called ‘Butterflies are...