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The eye without tears

The Art is long and Life is short. So goes the dispiriting tag in Latin and flung from day one and at regular intervals thereafter at idle medical students who, inevitably brainwashed, come by graduation to believe that the only...

Flashes and floaters in community optometry – diagnosing a posterior vitreous detachment

Managing patients who attend a practice with symptoms of flashes and floaters is a regular occurrence in community optometric practice. It’s often very distressing for patients; symptoms can be quite dramatic and an internet search can indicate imminent blindness from...

CALL TO ACTION: Help the Ridley Eye Foundation ‘reach more of the unreachable’ in the Himalayas

On the 29 November 1949, Harold Ridley carried out the first implant of an intraocular lens (IoL). This was the first major breakthrough in the cure of cataract blindness since Jacques Daviel conducted the first extra-capsular extraction 198 years earlier....

Glaucoma UK announces grant for Health and Social Care Professionals to further glaucoma research

Glaucoma UK is pleased to announce that applications for its Health and Social Care Professionals Research Award are now open.

The future of binocular viewing systems?

I recently had the pleasure to visit Vision Engineering’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Woking, UK. Vision Engineering have built an international reputation for engineering microscopes that provide 3D visualisation without the use of traditional optical eyepieces. Although the company...

New essential guide for practice teams from Optometry Today

Optometry Today (OT) publishes new Practice Team Guide in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision.

Optical practices to stop providing routine sight tests

The following is a joint statement from the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC), Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland.

Optimising the ocular surface by managing meibomian gland dysfunction

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is ubiquitous. Ocular surface inflammation and irritation are prevalent in most ophthalmology clinics: corneal, cataract, glaucoma, oculoplastic, paediatric, vitreo-retinal, medical retina and refractive surgery. These patients also represent roughly one third of those attending for emergency...

Clinicopathologic factors and survival in patients with sebaceous carcinoma of eyelid

This is a population-based analysis performed to evaluate the prognostic factors and survival of patients with sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. Patients with eyelid sebaceous carcinoma from 1973-2013 were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and...

Psychiatric Consequences of Ophthalmic Disease

In part two of this series on ophthalmology and psychiatry, the authors will cover the possible psychiatric consequences of ophthalmic disease. The following conditions will be discussed: a. Black patch psychosis b. Psychological state in blindness c. Phobias in the...

Pioneering Moorfields and Guy’s and St Thomas’ study tackles visual snow

A new study by a team from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ will examine the role of mindfulness in potentially helping people who have visual snow syndrome.

HS-UK to be authorised distributor for the Vision Engineering 3D Deep Reality Viewer

HS-UK is delighted to announce that it is now the authorised distributor for the Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) in the UK.