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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...

Characteristics of Charles Bonnet syndrome in patients with neovascular AMD

This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to characterise various aspects of Charles Bonnet syndrome hallucinations among patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Five hundred and ten consecutive patients were asked a screening question to determine if they had ever suffered...

Changes in drusen and retinal layer volumes prior to CNV development

This retrospective longitudinal study looked at patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in one eye who subsequently developed wet AMD in the fellow eye. The aim was to discover whether drusen characteristics or volumes of retinal layers correlate with...

In conversation with Professor Usha Chakravarthy (2018)

Professor Chakravarthy popped by the Eye News stand at the 2018 Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress after her excellent Bowman Lecture. She gave us a summary of her presentation, which looked at how our understanding of AMD has changed...

Sight loss charity celebrates World Braille Day with ‘braille name generator’

To mark the celebration of World Braille Day, and the vital importance of braille, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is inviting people to request their name in braille.

New partnership to prevent unnecessary sight loss

Sight loss charity the Macular Society has announced a new partnership with OcuPlan, a service designed to give patients with long-term eye conditions such as macular disease affordable access to specialist care to prevent unnecessary sight loss.

It’s not all about ARED - Time for a pragmatic approach to nutrition for eye health?

Advances in treatment for retinal diseases involving neovascularisation have undoubtedly changed the future of eye care across the UK for the better, but also created great challenges for service delivery in ophthalmology, particularly within the NHS. Some statistics are starting...

How does cataract surgery affect eyes with wet AMD?

In this retrospective cohort study the authors’ primary objective was to assess whether cataract surgery in eyes with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), triggered its progression. The surgical group comprised of 40 eyes versus 42 eyes in the non-surgical control...