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Getting one’s eye in

Lisette Bijma, Sister in the Eye Emergency Department at John Radcliffe Hospital, explains how COVID-19 provided a ‘baptism by fire’ and enabled fundamental and positive changes to the running of the department. Five years ago, I arrived in the UK,...

Cataract surgery supervision

Senior trainees supervising other more junior trainees’ cataract surgery is a skill which needs to be taught and developed with care. It is beneficial for senior trainees as it provides an opportunity to develop supervision techniques prior to consultancy and...

My Top Five: Duke Elder Undergraduate Ophthalmology Prize Exam Tips

The prestigious Duke Elder Undergraduate Ophthalmology exam in the UK is aimed at medical students who have completed their ophthalmology undergraduate teaching but is open to all medical undergraduates provided they have not graduated at the time of the examination....

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...

Optos brings the business of eyecare back into focus

Almost three quarters (74%) of eyecare professionals have found it challenging to implement the new practice protocols and communicate the changes to patients, revealed a recent poll by Optos, specialists in the design and manufacturing of advanced imaging technology.

New iprism SX from Glaukos for trabecular bypass surgery optomizes intraoperative control and visibility

The new iprism® SX single-use surgical gonioscopic lens provides exceptional clarity with expanded views of all angle structures and enhanced design characteristics, including integrated stabilisation features.

Microdroplet and splatter contamination during phacoemulsification in COVID-19 era

Half a millilitre of fluorescein was incorporated into 400ml of balanced salt solution to identify microdroplet and splatter from phacoemulsification to simulate possible COVID-19 contamination. Five porcine eyes were mounted to an ophthalmic mannequin head and two surgeons (height 189cm,...

University of Gloucestershire launches first of its kind ophthalmic imaging degree

Ophthalmic science is a dynamic and constantly evolving profession, with ophthalmic imagers / technicians fundamental to the smooth and efficient running of ophthalmology departments. Traditionally, as the role has developed, ophthalmic imagers have come from a variety of backgrounds, finding...

Chronic dacryocystitis?

Lacrimal drainage system tumours are rare and lymphomas account for less than 10% of these tumours [1]. Most patients presenting with lymphoma infiltration of the lacrimal drainage system have a history of previously diagnosed lymphoma elsewhere. We report a case...

Farmigea Ophthalmics announce a unique lanolin free eye ointment

Farmigea Ophthalmics introduce HydraMed Night Sensitive to their already comprehensive range of dry eye products. This is the only lanolin free eye ointment on the...

Optical practices to continue to provide urgent and essential care

The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care, while managing COVID-19 risk to keep patients, staff and the public as safe as possible.

Orbis launches podcast and vodcast series exploring cutting edge tech

A new podcast and vodcast series exploring cutting edge tech to curb rise in preventable blindness has been launched by international eye health charity, Orbis.