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Children and Young People’s Commissioner commends Sight Scotland for leading the way in inclusive education

Nicola Killean, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, has praised Sight Scotland for not only upholding the rights of visually impaired children and young people, but also empowering them to know their own rights so they can shape their own educational journey.

Artists Unite to showcase experiences of sight loss in new collection

The exhibition will open on 10 June as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London.

Artists Unite: hear from artist Lindsey Whitelaw

An art exhibition examining sight loss opened as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London on 10 June. Artist Lindsey Whitelaw spoke to Eye News about her process, and the influence of visual impairment on her work.

OrCam Technologies launches new class of AI reading device

OrCam Technologies, innovator of life-changing, personal 'AI as a companion' solutions, has announced the UK launch of the OrCam Read 3, an all-in-one solution for people with vision loss or reading fatigue, or who find reading challenging.

Spectral domain OCT vs. confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope in measuring RNFL thickness

The aim of this prospective study was to compare the retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (RNFL) measurements obtained from the Cirrus optical coherence tomography (spectral domain OCT) with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph 3 (HRT3, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope). Eighty-eight normal...

Visual and refractive outcomes and complications in FLACS versus CPS cataract surgery

This is a randomised, controlled study of 110 paired eyes from 55 patients that were randomised into either femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) or conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (CPS) groups. Visual, refractive outcomes, intraocular pressure (IOP) and complications were compared...

Michael Burdon to begin term of office as a BCPB Trustee

Michael Burdon begins his term of office as a BCPB Trustee in July 2020, and in October 2020 will become Chairman of the Council when Paul Hunter retires after six years.

British Council for Prevention of Blindness has a new Chairman

BCPB’s new Chairman Mr Michael Burdon FRCOphth FRCP is a consultant ophthalmologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology.

Assaying acetylcholine receptor antibodies in the diagnosis of ocular myasthenia

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease that leads to impaired neuromuscular transmission. Solely ocular manifestations of MG (OMG) occur in 15-50% of cases, most frequently in the form of fluctuating ptosis and diplopia. Most cases of OMG convert later...

Urban Changes and Rural Struggles for Ophthalmology in China

China is by far the most populated country in the world, with over 1.3 billion inhabitants. It is also the country with the highest number of blind and visually impaired people. As a developing country, half of China’s population lives...

Aberrant regeneration rates following traumatic oculomotor palsy

Traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies can result in aberrant regeneration / synkinesis which impairs normal facial function. In this paper, the authors retrospectively reviewed the records of 16 patients with traumatic oculomotor nerve palsies who were treated with or without steroids....

Glasses for the blind and a safer internet

Google Glass I recently attended a demo of the Google Glass technology (at the TEDx Salford conference). For those who have not come across Glass, it a wearable computer developed by Google. In essence it is a very small computer...