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Innovation update: key advances in eyecare transformation in the last year

Vishal Shah and his co-authors reflect on examples of innovation in eyecare delivery published in the last year and the implications for the future of eyecare services. The “new normal” is an overused phrase to describe extraordinary measures that have...

Oertli Instrumente AG launches the ViPerTM illuminated scleral indentor - a world novelty innovation for retinal surgery.

The ViPerTM illuminated scleral indentor is an illuminated indentor unique in the world in its design and application purpose.

Winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 (Innovation): Rayner RayOne Fully Preloaded IOL Injection System

Rayner, the manufacturer of the world’s first Intraocular Lens (IOL), has been recognised for its excellence in innovation by winning the esteemed and...

World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020

Innovations in ophthalmology: what can the innovations of the past teach us about tomorrow?

BUOS Prize Essay – 2nd prize winner for 2013 submissions Introduction An essay titled Innovations in Ophthalmology might choose to focus on the history; from cataract couching to femtosecond lasers, ophthalmology has had no shortage of topics worthy of discussion....

The IAPB searches for its 2021 Eye Health Heroes

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness has launched its annual development programme to celebrate and nurture young and upcoming talent in the eye health sector.

Development of a modern surgical simulation suite to promote safer ophthalmic surgical training

For trainees, having access to surgical simulation equipment is more important than ever. The authors describe the creation of a bespoke teaching and training suite in Glasgow to help trainees develop their skills and promote surgical excellence. Simulation has become...

In conversation with Salman Waqar

Hari Kaneshayogan interviews Salman Waqar, a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a keen interest in medical innovation. He is the inventor of the Waqar suture removal forceps, which combines suture cut and removal in one instrument. He has also created an injection...

“What we are doing to help and support you” DTR Medical

With COVID-19 placing increasing pressure on our healthcare providers, we are continually innovating and evolving to act in the best interests of both you and your customers.

Specialty-driven EMR for paperless clinical environment – insights for an informed choice

Deployment of specialty-driven (or specialty-specific) electronic medical record (EMR) systems across UK ophthalmology units appears to be growing rapidly at the expense of generic, multiuse digital technology packages. Experience further suggests that open source systems can play a significant role...

Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

A new report highlights how 76% of UK hospitals now offer patients the opportunity to take part in studies of eye disease to improve research and innovation. ‘Ophthalmology research in the UK’s National Health Service: the structure and performance of...