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SOS (Simplified Ophthalmic Statistics) Part 3: Which statistical test should I use (if any)?

P<0.05 is a statement that brings joy to many researchers. Arguably this is because inclusion of such a statement may increase the chance of acceptance for publication. Whilst statisticians and non-statisticians are united in trying to change this culture, cultural...

A robotic armrest for ophthalmic surgery

Robot-assisted ophthalmic surgery has been the focus of intense interest in recent years. In this study, the authors tested the potential utility of a robotic armrest in ophthalmic surgery. The iArmS device consists of a forearm rest attached to a...

Psychiatric Consequences of Ophthalmic Disease

In part two of this series on ophthalmology and psychiatry, the authors will cover the possible psychiatric consequences of ophthalmic disease. The following conditions will be discussed: a. Black patch psychosis b. Psychological state in blindness c. Phobias in the...

A Handbook of Ophthalmic Standards and Procedures

This book aims to provide guidance for nurses and healthcare professionals who are new to ophthalmology and acts as an introduction to many of the basic care standards when dealing with the ophthalmic patient. It is in A4 easy print...

Networking in ophthalmology and ophthalmic imaging

Whether virtually or in real life, networking can expand our horizons. Rosalyn Painter takes a look at how it has influenced her own career. It is easy to forget the importance of networking, especially in the current climate; as imagers...

Are your ophthalmic scissors cutting it?

Westcott conjunctival scissors (SA11) from Surgitrac Instruments. These cross-action scissors, with fine sharp tips, offer precise cutting action.

The art of ophthalmic simulations

For Dec/Jan 2024, I got in touch with Nicky Webster, a Principal 3D Artist at FundamentalVR (https://fundamentalsurgery.com). Nicky is also a registered medical illustrator, healthcare scientist and medical photographer. With over 18 years of experience working in various disciplines within...

Virtual reality for the ophthalmic trainee

If you believe the tech blogs 2015 is the year of virtual reality. Industry experts believe this will be due to the potential commercial release of the poster boy of this new revolution, the Oculus Rift. This is a headset...

SOS (Simplified Ophthalmic Statistics) Part 4: How to present your statistical analysis

This is the last in this series of short guides which we hope provide some guidance in relation to statistical issues researchers may encounter when conducting research, audit or indeed quality improvement projects. Here we focus on an issue that...

The Ophthalmic Assistant: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel, 11th Edition

The 11th edition of The Ophthalmic Assistant is a great resource for anybody working within the world of eyecare and health. The book really does cater to a wide range of people including theatre staff, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists, dispensing opticians,...

Systemic and Ophthalmic Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Chris Steele, the Head of Optometry in Sunderland Eye Infirmary, has a wealth of experience and knowledge in retinal pathology and has recently published what is now his second book on diabetes. This has been a major undertaking, taking three...

The extended role of the specialist ophthalmic photographer

The prevalence of certain retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is projected to grow substantially over the next decades. Estimates for the projected growth in burden on eye services for diabetic retinopathy and neovascular ARMD...