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“My cataracts have been dissolved by eye drops!”

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: “My cataracts have been dissolved by eye drops!” I’m sure some of us have had patients enquire...

Make eye drops a part of your Ramadan routine

Glaucoma UK, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), and the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) are encouraging Muslims with glaucoma to continue using their medication as prescribed during the holy month to prevent irreversible sight loss.

AEON eye drops now available in Boots Opticians across the UK

Worthing-based Rayner, a global innovator in cataract and refractive surgery solutions and the only UK manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs), today announced that AEON, its surgery-focused premium eye drops, are now available in Boots Opticians, with more than 500 branches across the UK.

ROPScore for detection of any and severe ROP

ROPScore is a free tool consisting of a logistic regression equation to calculate the risk per child and calculated one time per infant at six weeks of life. It helps to predict severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This study aimed...

Information booklet for eye drop use

On the basis that children may be more at ease and experience less discomfort and anxiety if provided with some control and choices, the authors developed an eye drop booklet in collaboration with children. This study describes the amount of...

Eye drop reminder apps

There are quite a few apps in both the iPhone and Android app stores designed to help patients remember to take their eye drops. The goal here was to select an app suitable to recommend to patients. Ophthalmic specific apps...

Avizor’s £9,000 eye drop donation will help ‘the heroes of the NHS’

Frontline staff at a number of hospital trusts around the UK have benefitted from the donation of hundreds of bottles of eye drops from Avizor.

Eye drop prescription and usage in glaucoma patients

The authors describe a study using a questionnaire to determine how patients use their glaucoma medications to investigate the association between patterns of eye drop prescriptions and medication use. They enrolled 67 Japanese patients who had been prescribed topical anti-glaucoma...

#KnowYourDrops: breaking down barriers to poor compliance

Award-winning* #KnowYourDrops eye drop compliance campaign helps patients for World Glaucoma Week to achieve medicines optimisation in ophthalmology. The #KnowYourDrops campaign is fast becoming an internationally recognised model to help support healthcare professionals, with the provision of better tailored ophthalmic...

Topical insulin for neurotrophic ulcers

This retrospective case series described the use of topical insulin drops as an aid in treatment of refractory neurotrophic corneal ulceration in six patients. Insulin drops were prepared under sterile conditions from standard insulin preparations mixed with artificial tears containing...