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Strabismus detection by digital photography

The overall aim of this study was to develop an algorithm to acquire, validate and analyse digital photos to detect manifest strabismus and inform whether referral is required. The authors describe a method to measure the difference in location of...

Visual acuity conversion to digital acuity

The author proposes a basic set of evidence-based digital acuities for alpha vision to facilitate formatting of visual acuity data uniformly. This work was informed by a review of the literature. A full table provides US and international classification of...

Useful digital resources for the modern ophthalmologist

In the age of the internet and a smartphone at everyone’s fingertips, here are some free resources I have found to be useful on the job, and hopefully will be of use to you too. Feedly (Android/iOS): Better known as...

New Digital Catalogue from Duckworth & Kent

Duckworth & Kent would like to send our thoughts to all those affected by COVID-19 and extend thanks to our National Health Service.

Keeler Digital/Non-digital Slit Lamp

Birmingham Optical supply the full range of Keeler equipment.

Thomson Digital Fields Screener

At last, a fully featured field screener for a PC or laptop. Includes digital photometer for accurate screen calibration. 30-2, 24-2 and 10-2 programmes Multiple or single stimulus modes Suprathreshold screening or threshold modes Blindspot fixation monitoring Powerful database and...

A trainee’s guide on how to prepare for the digital age of ophthalmology

As the pandemic rolls on, the past year has left many ophthalmic departments in disarray with ever-lengthening patient waiting-lists and increasing challenges in service delivery. Areas such as virtual clinics, telephone / video consultations have had to mature rapidly to...

Visual fatigue associated with greater online digital use during the pandemic

The purpose of this study was to subjectively examine the degree of visual fatigue in children attending online classes during the pandemic and objectively evaluate accommodation and vergence of these children. The study was undertaken from July-August 2020 and recruited...

Screening for ROP using wide-angle digital retinal photography by non-ophthalmologists

This is a systematic review article to evaluate the accuracy of digital retinal photography (DRP) performed by trained personnel (non-ophthalmologists) in diagnosing clinically significant retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The authors used search engines including Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane databases....

Digital eyecare – enabling better communication between primary and secondary care

Alexander Chiu and his co-authors highlight innovations influencing healthcare advancement and how trainees can get involved. Hospital eye services (HES) were under great pressure to meet demand, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. This pressure has increased with the cancellation and...

Expert vs. non expert grading of ROP from digital video images

The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether digital video images of the retina obtained using an indirect ophthalmoscope imaging system could be accurately graded for zone and stage of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and the presence of...

My Top Five: Digital ophthalmology revision resources for medical students

Ophthalmology is a broad and exciting field to study but encountering the vast number of topics it contains for the first time in medical school can be a daunting prospect. Building a solid foundation of knowledge in the subject is...