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CooperVision announces ‘Fresh Start’ the next phase of its ‘Fresh Thinking’ campaign at 100% Optical 2024

Leading manufacturer continues conversation with eyecare professionals on shaping the future of the contact lens patient fitting journey.

University of Glasgow officially opens new home for School of Health & Wellbeing

Research in the Clarice Pears building aims to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Home Wi-Fi / range and security tips

This issue covers two topics that relate to Wi-Fi. The first is keeping your wireless network secure and the second is extending its range. Keeping home Wi-Fi secure Let’s say the recent computer attacks that resulted in disruption to NHS...

Quantum technology first in eye disease detection

Scientists are working on a new device that could lead to a reduction in the number of people who go blind from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Glaucoma UK reveals new name, website and branding

Glaucoma UK - formerly the International Glaucoma Association - is using this year’s Glaucoma Awareness Week (GAW) to launch a new name, visual identity and website for the charity, with the aim of reaching more people who have glaucoma, or who are at risk of glaucoma.

Good news: new study links moderate wine consumption to lower risk of cataract surgery

An observational study published today in Ophthalmology (the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology) indicates that low to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of requiring surgery for cataracts, although the nature of the study means it does not definitively prove a direct causal effect.

Use of white coat and greetings

This study was undertaken to characterise the practice patterns of paediatric ophthalmologists regarding their use of white coats and salutations in outpatient visits. A questionnaire was sent to American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) members with a response...

Whiteboard illustrations added to pre-surgery timeout procedure

The authors present results of a quality improvement initiative. A whiteboard illustrated with right and left eyes with views of the extraocular muscles was developed, the board also contained spaces for the patient’s name, deviation, versions and the procedure name....

BESTi: a new index to detect subclinical keratoconus

In this multicentre, case-control study, the authors develop a new index, named Boosted Ectasia Susceptibility Tomography Index (BESTi), to detect early cases of keratoconus. This index was derived from multiple logistic regression analysis of 22 variables of tomography scans. The...

BCLA webinar will look at medical uses for contact lenses

A BCLA webinar will review the various indications for medical use of contact lenses and how different lens modalities work.

Developments in Ophthalmology: Ophthalmic Radiation Therapy Techniques and Applications

Radiation was discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, and since then has been used to treat a variety of cancers. Its therapeutic properties have been widely used for ocular and periocular tumours and inflammatory disease, but the present era is...

Combined anti-VEGF and PDT for wet AMD

The authors report on a retrospective case series of combined anti-VEGF and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refractory to anti-VEGF monotherapy alone. The criteria for treatment failure of anti-VEGF monotherapy were persistent subretinal...