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The Duke-Elder exam: A medical student’s head start into ophthalmology

The Duke-Elder exam is a specialist ophthalmology exam intended for medical students to sit during medical school. It is named after Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, a pioneering Scottish ophthalmologist who was active in the first half of the 20th Century by...

Ophthalmology Review: A case-study approach (Second edition)

Ophthalmology review is a ‘case-driven’ textbook which is aimed at medical students or trainees. It’s quite an inviting textbook – I picked it up and flicked through and felt like this is something I would actually like to read. It...

The clues of the eye – what is medical ophthalmology?

The author looks at the increasingly significant role of medical ophthalmologists and the importance of integrative healthcare. The eye is a remarkable organ, and for decades we have been discovering intimations of pathology existing elsewhere in the body [1] simply...

Survey of current undergraduate ophthalmology teaching in the United Kingdom

Is there a crisis in ophthalmic education? The British Undergraduate Ophthalmology Society surveyed medical students and junior doctors to evaluate current ophthalmology teaching across medical schools in the UK. British medicals schools are currently not obligated to include ophthalmology within...

Welcome from Guest Editor Evelyn Mensah

I loved attending RCOphth Annual Congress face-to-face in Glasgow this year. How wonderful it was to see old friends and meet new after two pandemic years. At Congress I chaired the session on ‘Racism in the NHS’ with ‘three professors’...

Eye News Symposium confirmed for 2019!

We are delighted to confirm that the Eye News Ophthalmology Symposium will be taking place again next year as part of the Eyecare Conference and Exhibition. Following the success of the 2018 Symposium, we are keen to make 2019 even...

UKISCRS donates £5,000 to support ophthalmology in Ukraine

UKISCRS Council unanimously decides on donation, supporting ophthalmic aid in Ukraine.

Cyclo spray vs. drops

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cyclo spray is better tolerated than cyclo drops and to assess the adequacy of cycloplegia achieved by spray for objective refraction. Cyclo drops were given to 72 children and cyclo spray...

Ocular findings in autism

This retrospective study investigated the ocular manifestations of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) among children in a paediatric ophthalmic practice setting. Fifty-three patients were identified. Assessments were undertaken for 44 with 68% having autistic disorder, 16% with pervasive personality disorder –...

Eye News Symposium 2020

Eye News Co-editor and Chair, Professor Baljean Dhillon from the University of Edinburgh, explains the 'AI and New Technology in Ophthalmology Eye News Symposium and Workshop' on Monday 20 January 2020 - Glasgow Hilton, UK is a 'must-attend' event. For...

Dr Sohaib Rufai awarded European Award in Medicine for Ophthalmology

Dr Sohaib Rufai has been awarded the 2022 European Award in Medicine for Ophthalmology. He led the world’s first study using handheld OCT to predict future vision in infantile nystagmus.

The International Council of Ophthalmology: what is it and is it useful for UK ophthalmologists?

ICO Director for Examinations and Assessments, Simon Keightley, explains the history and role of the organisation today, as well as outlining recent changes to the ICO examinations. The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is the only international medical specialty organisation...