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Building leaders for eye care in Africa: the COECSA-RCOphth VISION 2020 LINK

The VISION 2020 LINK [1] between the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has been building leaders of eye care in Africa since 2008, when a Memorandum of Understanding...

Apr/May 2015 Quiz

History A 60-year-old man presented to the ophthalmologists with painful blurred left vision. Examination revealed a white vascular mass, occupying 60% of the anterior chamber space, arising from the iris. After conservative therapy, no useful vision remained. The eye was...

Watch your back: Ergonomics and Ophthalmology

Aadil Hussain discusses an ophthalmologist’s risk of musculoskeletal injury and highlights the importance of ergonomics education, to ensure a pain-free career. Chronic and disabling musculoskeletal injury has been identified in the field of ophthalmology with increasing prevalence. The ophthalmologist is...

25th Nottingham Eye Symposium and Research Meeting 2023

For the 25th anniversary event of the Nottingham Eye Symposium registration will be free of charge but please ensure you pre-register. Abstracts are now being accepted for clinical and scientific research presentations - submit to nottinghameyesymposium@gmail.com by the 16th December...

WVUK (Women in Vision) Winter Meeting with keynote Dr Amy Lewis

Programme details • 12.30-12.55...Registration opens • 12.55-1...Welcome • 1-2...Spotlight Early Stage Career session • 2-2.30...Training session: “How to be a good reviewer” • 2.30-3.30...Afternoon tea • 3.30-4...Keynote Session: Dr Amy Lewis on the menopause • 4-5.15...Menopause diet and exercise workshops...

Relationship between nocturnal intraocular pressure elevation and diurnal intraocular pressure level in NTG patients

This group studies Korean normo-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients over a 24-hour period to assess if there was a relationship between nocturnal intraocular pressure (IOP) and diurnal IOP. They have previously suggested differences in diurnal IOP may have varying mechanisms of...

Retinoblastoma management update (part 1): clinical features, diagnosis and genetics

The first of a two part series, this article will discuss the clinical features, diagnosis and genetic aspects of retinoblastoma. Manoj Parulekar is based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, one of the two designated national retinoblastoma and paediatric ocular oncology treatment...

Cancer associated retinopathy

Abdul Muhyemin Tarin reviews the presentation, pathophysiology and management of this paraneoplastic syndrome. Case presentation A 60-year-old hypermetropic female patient presented with several months’ history of painless blurred vision. Visual acuity (VA) was 6/24 and 6/9-1 in right and left...

A revolution in modern genetic testing for the clinical management of ocular disease

Recent years have seen a huge increase in our understanding of the genetic factors underlying a wide variety of eye diseases. This has included common conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, as well as those conditions which have...

London Vision Clinic: Forefront Refractive Surgery Course: LASIK, Presbyopia Correction & SMILE (Nov)

Advanced course on refractive surgery from London Vision Clinic.

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology: RCOphth, ICEH and COECSA joint webinar

The Royal College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (the Royal College) have had a successful VISION 2020 LINK partnership for over 12 years. The partnership was established by the VISION...

Outcomes of cataract surgery in eyes with weak zonules

Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and zonular weakness have long been known to increase the risk of complication of cataract surgery. This retrospective study looks at the results of phacoemulsion and intraocular implantation in 295 eyes with pseudoexfoliation and zonular weakness, with a...