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Thea UK: Virtual Ophthalmic Ultrasound Webinar

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IN FOCUS - The achievements and lasting effects of VISION 2020

Blindness is a major public health problem globally. The first estimate of global blindness by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1972 provided a figure of 10 to 15 million, which was considered an underestimate [1]. In 1999, an extraordinary...

Outcomes after surgery for INS

The purpose of this study was to detail clinical and electrophysical outcomes after extraocular muscle surgery in adults with infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS). This was a single centre prospective case series of 81 patients aged 18-72 years (mean 36); 63%...

2018/19 Ophthalmology Honours results announced

Recipients of the 2018/19 Ophthalmology Honours by Bayer were recognised during a presentation held at BMA House, London.

The David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology – a legacy of pioneering IOL research

David Apple and Gerd Auffarth. The Apple Lab at the David J Apple Center for Vision Research in Heidelberg is a thriving international laboratory for research into intraocular devices. The lab continues the work of David J Apple, a world-renowned...

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital receives recognition and support

In 2017 the St John Ophthalmic Association (SOA) was established by ophthalmic practitioners across the world to support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group. The purpose of the Association is to broaden the ophthalmic expertise available to St John and its staff.

Key research and practical information to inform INS care

This ‘tutorial’ format paper aims to translate key research findings and conclusions into practical terms, discuss their clinical utility and introduce a new clinical method that accurately measures the static visual deficits in infantile nystagmus (INS), predicts the improvements that...

The natural history of treatment naïve choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) in geographic atrophy

The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the characteristics and natural history of quiescent CNV in geographic atrophy (GA) utilising multi-modal imaging. Case notes were reviewed of patients diagnosed with geographic atrophy between January 2010 and December 2016...

The willingness of patients to participate in an eye donation registry for research

This paper explores the willingness of ophthalmic patients to donate their eyes post-mortem for research purposes. A total of 300 German patients with a median age of 70 years (range 19-95) completed the standardised questionnaire; 45.3% were female and the...

Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and age-related cataracts

Cataractogenesis occurs as a result of ageing, smoking, exposure to UV radiation and genetic predisposition. Antioxidants can reduce the cataract risk as found in animal models and humans and vitamin D is one of them. This epidemiological study based in...

National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) 2022

The National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) will host its 2022 edition this Saturday, 23rd April. A virtual event taking place over Zoom, the Conference will feature guest speakers, virtual lectures and specialist talks, covering key clinical knowledge, public health and...

IN FOCUS - Prevention and treatment of blindness worldwide: the story of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’

The story of blindness and efforts to prevent and treat it cannot be told without going back to the earliest recorded history of blindness. Trachoma was described in ancient Egypt, cataract surgery in India about the fifth century BC and...