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The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launch new joint vision for delivering eye care services across the UK

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) continue to review the ongoing impact of the pandemic on eye services across primary and secondary care.

Leadership and management in optometry: why is it important?

The General Medical Council recognises that leadership and management is essential for every doctor, and provides guidance detailing management and leadership responsibilities [1]. Indeed, management and leadership is part of the core training for all medical trainees. However, to date,...

Improving eye care for children with learning difficulties: a view from SeeAbility

Marek P Karas from sightloss charity SeeAbility examines why children with a learning disability do not access the eye care they need and asks how the system needs to change. Children with a learning disability are 28 times more likely...

Topcon introduces SOLOS automatic lens analyser

Topcon Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has launched SOLOS, an automatic lens analyser that enables advanced, accurate and efficient lens analysis at the touch of a button.

Haag-Streit launches 4th ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Competition’

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), is pleased to announce the launch of the Haag-Streit ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022’.

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...

Reflections on a twelve-year partnership: The Makassar-Dundee LINK

In the first article of a two-part series (see Part 2 here), the authors provide an overview of this hugely successful partnership and how they overcame the challenges of COVID-19. What began in 2008 as a connection between equals, has...

The Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in Tanzania - The VISION 2020 LINK between Dodoma and Belfast

Rahila Bashir, Senior Remote Ophthalmic Research Image Grader, talks to Frank Sandi, Ophthalmologist at the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH), University of Dodoma in Tanzania and to Tunde Peto at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust...

HS-UK announce the launch of the Eyestar 900 Eye Analyser in the UK

Haag-Streit UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Eyestar 900 swept-source OCT-based eye analyser in the UK.

Bridging the gap – Supporting our patients across the primary / secondary care divide

Providing the best care for patients is surely a fundamental goal for all healthcare professionals. When waiting-times are long and getting longer, clinics are full, colleagues are off with stress-related illness and patients are complaining, is it possible to still...

The challenges of rural optometry and how independent prescribing has helped

Why move from a busy professional independent Aberdeen optometry practice over 200 miles to one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom? I could talk about the professional challenge of supporting a rural community, or the chance to...

What's trending Apr/May 2018

Hello again, it’s snowy outside on this March day in the UK. The news of late has been dominated by Storm Emma / the Beast from the East and the Olympics. So without further ado, I bring you an extended...