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The results of the last survey Feb24

Thank you to all those who participated in this edition’s survey and for those of you who attended my recent Medico-legal Seminar at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It was a fascinating and educational day, made a success by the...

Accuracy of intraocular lens power calculations in paediatric eyes

A study comparing the accuracy of the SRK II, SRK/T, Hoffer Q, Holladay 1, T2 and Super formula in predictive refractive outcomes in children undergoing primary IOL insertion into the capsular bag following cataract surgery. A total of 377 eyes...

Haag-Streit UK offers customers a free LENSTAR 900 breath shield

Haag-Streit UK is pleased to offer its valued biometer customers a free LENSTAR 900 breath shield.

The results of the last survey Feb23

*Please be aware that this data does not form part of a peer reviewed research study. The information therein should not be relied upon for clinical purposes but instead used as a guide for clinical practice and reflection. For the...

Nominations open for AOP elected and designated Council positions

The Association of Optometrists invites nominations from eligible members for its 2024 Council elections.

Corneal transplantation in the United Kingdom: are we blind to the challenges that still exist after the Organ Donation Bill?

Corneal transplantation (CT) is a significant treatment option for a huge number of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) [1]. For an individual, CT results in a substantial improvement in quality of life. Penetrating keratoplasty with full thickness grafting has...

Unexplained vision loss following exposure to combat

Non-organic vision loss (NOVL) is defined as a decrease in visual acuity or visual field without an identifiable organic cause. NOVL can be particularly challenging and time-consuming to diagnose, especially where the vision loss is superimposed on an element of...

Letter from America: Orbit and oculoplastic fellowship, University of California, San Diego

I was the fortunate recipient of the 2012 Keeler Scholarship, granting me the incredible opportunity to undertake a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in orbital, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. My fellowship mentors were the renowned Professor...

Brexit, for richer, for poorer: prospects for post-withdrawal Britain

The people of the United Kingdom voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016, a referendum decision intended by a slim majority to restore national self-determination and achieve what many believed to be a...

Michael Burdon to begin term of office as a BCPB Trustee

Michael Burdon begins his term of office as a BCPB Trustee in July 2020, and in October 2020 will become Chairman of the Council when Paul Hunter retires after six years.

Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology

The second edition of MMO edited by Timothy Jackson is a very handy practical resource for use in the eye casualty by doctors of all grades and nurse practitioners. It is a user-friendly, well presented manual, comprising 14 sections followed...

Ready SET go for Cataract surgery

A UK wide lockdown, combined with the cancellation of NHS and private practice, elective surgical procedures, means backlogs and prolonged waiting lists for sight saving surgeries.