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AI in anterior segment disease - what you need to know! @ 100% Ophthalmology

@11:30 – 12:30 Everything you need to understand before you start to consider using AI in your practice with a focus on anterior segment disease!

Handheld OCT in children @ 100% Ophthalmology

@12:45 – 13:45 This session will provide an exciting overview of handheld OCT applications in children, relevant to a general audience. This will include clinical applications across numerous conditions, tips for successful image acquisition, and research updates.

21st century cataract surgery training - a global perspective & cybersight @ 100% Ophthalmology

@15:15 – 16:15 Orbis’s online training and mentorship service for eye health professionals in developing countries.

Research is everyone’s business @ 100% Ophthalmology

@16:15 – 17:00 The NHS Constitution pledges to inform patients of research studies in which they may be eligible to participate. The NHS Long Term Plan states that research will play a key part in improving the quality of patient care and health outcomes. The various professional regulatory bodies have mandated that registrants demonstrate an understanding of research, ethics and governance in order to apply research findings and inform best practice. Therefore, all staff working in health and social care are required to have an awareness of research as pertains to their practice. This session will explore how staff can incorporate research into their practice to make it business as usual.

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Patients blinded by stem cells! How safe are they really?

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Patients blinded by stem cells! How safe are they really? Ever since the successful results following...

What’s new in wet AMD papers?

Paper presentations on neovascular (‘wet’) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from the 16th European Society of Retina Specialists Congress, Copenhagen, September 2016, outline recent research directions evaluating the impact of vision loss on key health domains, patient preferences in the process...

Real world data of post-IVT endophthalmitis, from a nurse-delivered intravitreal injection service

Introduction Intravitreal injection of neutralising anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody was licenced more than a decade ago, and over the years there has been proportionate increase in the number of intravitreal injections [1]. Injection of a therapeutic agent through...

Celebrating eight years of the nurse-led intravitreal injection service

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London celebrated the eighth year of its nurse-led intravitreal (IVT) injection service in 2020. In collaboration with Beaver-Visitec International (BVI), Moorfields’ comprehensive one-day course for non-medical staff has blossomed into a thriving success....

Age-related macular degeneration

This review article offers an up to date review of the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with aetiology surrounding age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The article briefly describes the typical clinical presentation relating to early and late stages of the...

Four year outcomes of macular degeneration treated with ranibizumab

The authors report on a retrospective study of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients treated with a variable ranibizumab dosing regimen over a period of four years (from January 2007 to December 2011). A total of 600 treatment naïve eyes...

Features of AMD treatment non-responders

This is a retrospective consecutive case series of 365 eyes with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who had three monthly intravitreal aflibercept treatments for at least 12 months. Responders were defined as complete resolution of exudation, intraretinal oedema, subretinal fluid, pigment...