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Sight loss charities slam Scottish government for making blind and partially sighted people play tactile paving roulette

Sight Scotland launches ‘Pave the Way’ campaign to have tactile paving installed in every train station in Scotland.

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect quality of life of patients newly diagnosed with intra-cranial hypertension?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. This article aimed to explore how the care of patients with idiopathic intra-cranial hypertension (IIH) was affected during the COVID-19 lockdown. The...

NEOS (North Of England Ophthalmological Society) Spring Meeting 2023

by Mousindha Arjunan As a more senior trainee, I found the program varied and clinically relevant to all levels of practitioners which the convenor, Mr Abdallah Ellabban, had set out to achieve. Hot topics such as the current and new...

Quality matters in the management of serious eye disorders

The author discusses the first quality standard for serious eye disorders from NICE and takes a look at new care models for enhanced service delivery. Patient backlogs pose risks to patient safety, with research showing that people are losing sight...

Use of technology in low vision rehabilitation

This article is a review of the accessibility features available on tablets and smartphones for the visually impaired. It explains exactly what the accessibility features are, how to access them and how to use them as well as some useful...

Case report review of children with septo-optic dysplasia and optic nerve hypoplasia

Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) and optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) cause congenital visual impairment. Their aetiology is mostly unknown. The authors aim was to investigate the prevalence of specified ophthalmological features in patients with these disorders. These features included impaired visual acuity,...

Association between colour vision impairment and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that colour vision impairment is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Abnormalities of the inner and intermediate retinal structures in patients with ALS have been described using optical coherence tomography...

FAQs about cerebral visual impairment (CVI): identifying and helping those affected

Cerebral visual impairment is common in both adults and children, yet the diagnosis can easily be missed unless one is tuned into the presenting features. This article provides a succinct introduction to this important topic. What is vision? Vision is...

Where along the vergence pathway is affected by Parkinson’s Disease?

The authors outlined three hypothesis for the effect Parkinson’s Disease has on blur- and disparity-driven vergence with reference to location within the vergence system that is affected to be tested in this prospective study. The study recruited 14 participants with...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #threeblindmice US company Nanoscope Therapeutics has developed a new treatment which is hoped will restore vision in those affected by retinal...

Using frequency doubling technology perimetry to identify Alzheimer’s disease early

Alzheimer’s disease is widely reported to be associated with deficits in visual function. Visual disturbances include impaired stereopsis, contrast sensitivity and motion detection. Deficits specific to the magnocellular pathway (MGC) have been identified in Alzheimer’s disease. This article compares the...

Macular pigment and dark adaptation in older population with normal maculas

Macular pigment (MP) such as lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are highly concentrated in the fovea. They protect the retina from damage of ambient blue light via antioxidant properties. In older eyes with normal healthy retina, macular pigment optical density (MPOD)...