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Under pressure: a tool to aid the 
non-ophthalmic practitioner in the timely management of acute angle closure

Acute angle closure is a true ophthalmic emergency that mandates timely diagnosis and treatment. The priority in initial management is to lower the intraocular pressure in an expeditious matter using medical treatments. The risk of irreversible glaucomatous optic neuropathy is...

Oculoplastics: an evolving specialty

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon Raman Malhotra provides an insight into this increasingly popular subspecialty of ophthalmology. Oculoplastic surgery refers to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, the surrounding facial areas, orbits and lacrimal system. Its scope has...

Reflections on designing and delivering an undergraduate ophthalmology teaching programme

Dr Alexander Strother reflects on his time designing and delivering a classroom-based programme to ensure that medical students know how to take comprehensive ophthalmic histories from patients. Working as a clinical teaching fellow, in 2021 I had the great privilege...

In conversation with Yasmin El-Rouby

Author and Eye Doctor, Dr Yasmin El-Rouby, wishes to raise awareness about common vision disorders. Envisioning a world where preventable eye conditions are caught early, she founded Baseera, a non-profit organisation, to improve access to basic eyecare in developing countries....

Horizontal angles in Brown’s syndrome

The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of horizontal strabismus needing surgical management in Brown’s syndrome. This was a retrospective review of 19 eyes (eight right and 11 left) of 16 patients (seven male and nine female)....

Virtual reality for the ophthalmic trainee

If you believe the tech blogs 2015 is the year of virtual reality. Industry experts believe this will be due to the potential commercial release of the poster boy of this new revolution, the Oculus Rift. This is a headset...

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.

"The Eyesi Surgical cataract simulator has made a big difference for us"

Ophthalmology Registrar Rohan Hussain, and Consultant Ophthalmologist and Educational Supervisor, Cordelia McKechnie from the Ophthalmology Team at Whipps Cross Hospital talk about the impact that the Eyesi Surgical VR simulator has had on their trainees and junior ophthalmologists, as well as other surgical staff across London.

OXSIGHT Onyx – A sight-enhancing wearable

The Onyx is a newly-released (late 2021) wearable with a powered magnifier to assist those with central vision impairment. Unlike the previously covered wearable devices, this enhances existing sight. The unit can either be held against the eyes when needed,...

Zeiss field machines, public Wi-Fi risks and IoT scanning

End of support for old field machines Zeiss have recently announced that they are withdrawing support contracts for many of their older 7 series Humphrey Field Analysers (HFAs) in November 2017. They have confirmed maintenance contracts can continue, but repairs...

The results of the last survey Apr22

The answer to the first question was interesting in that it seems an increasing number of units are doing same-sitting bilateral cataract surgery. It is becoming accepted practice and mainstream. Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) involves performing phacoemulsification with...

Neuro-ophthalmology: the extended role of an orthoptist

Neuro-ophthalmology has always been a speciality of interest during my studies and now in my career. In 2018, I started a Band 7 post which gave me an extended role in neuro-ophthalmology and the responsibility of developing an orthoptic led...