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Prism cover test variances

The purpose was to establish the inter-examiner variability and agreement between more than two examiners assessing children and adult patients. The study involved four experienced examiners. The alternate prism cover test (APCT) was conducted at near and distance in 41...

Eyelid position assessment using mobile phone photography and simple measurement tool in children

Inspired by the difficulty to obtain the gold-standard measurement of eyelid position in children, the authors present a proof-of-concept study of a simple measurement tool paired with digital photography. Patients and their siblings between the ages of one-year to 21-years-old,...

Clinical tutor enjoys rewarding nature of volunteering

Bradford University Clinical Tutor, Benji Chandra, celebrates five years of supporting the needs of homeless people this summer.

The writer: publishing my first book as a trainee

Medicine is very hierarchical. Indeed, Hippocrates himself laid the foundation of the apprenticeship that is medical training and while it is the noble duty of the boss to pass on information and ask for tasks to be undertaken as a...

Meeting the needs of older patients in optics

Fiona Anderson discusses the important role of community-based eyecare practitioners in meeting the visual needs of ageing patients. It has been well documented that today we live for longer. Statistics show in 1997, around one in every six people (15.9%)...

College of Optometrists recognises outstanding contributions to the profession with Life and Honorary Fellowships

The College of Optometrists has awarded three new Life Fellowships and two new Honorary Fellowships to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or to the College.

Optical Suppliers Association (OSA) Spring Members' Meeting

The OSA will be holding its Spring Members’ Meeting at the Kettering Park Hotel on Wednesday 23 March 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first in-person Members’ Meeting since October 2019. OSA Chair Andy Hepworth is...

IOL tilt with air tamponade vs. salt solution

In this study the authors made a comparison of significant postoperative tilt of IOL with air tamponade as opposed to balanced salt solution, in the procedure of combined phaco with IOL and vitrectomy. Thirty-four patients were included into the analysis....

BCPB chair takes on Everest challenge

BCPB's Chair, Paul Hunter is climbing Mount Everest at home via his stairs during lock down to raise vital funds for the charity's blindness prevention work.

Demystifying Immediately Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery - A Practical Guide for Beginners

Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery (ISBCS) has been a patient pathway that has often had its merits discussed, however global adoption of the procedure is still low compared to the more common Delayed Sequential approach.

Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis, Clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management webinar

Free CPD accredited webinar discussing Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis.This webinar will be presented by: Professor Harminder S Dua CBE. Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, UK, and Professor Dalia G Said, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cornea Specialist, Nottingham University...