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Diagnostic error rates for ROP detection by trainee ophthalmologist in middle-income countries

The purpose of this study was to describe errors in ROP diagnosis made by ophthalmologists-in-training from programmes in middle-income countries including Brazil, the Philippines and Mexico who participated in a tele-education programme. Trainees were tested on 20 cases from a...

Paediatric ophthalmology training in Africa through the Juba-Bournemouth VISION 2020 LINK

One of the aims of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is to provide specialist ophthalmic training for practising ophthalmologists from its 11 member countries. A number of initiatives are enabling more ophthalmologists to undertake...

AI breakthrough in detecting leading cause of childhood blindness

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool could be an effective way of identifying retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness in middle-income countries, finds a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

International medical graduates in ophthalmology

IMGs in the NHS The General Medical Council (GMC) defines an international medical graduate (IMG) as someone who has obtained their primary medical qualification outside the European Economic Area (EEA) [1], meaning that an IMG is a medical doctor whose...

‘The Way Forward’ champions clinicians as architects of patient-centred service redesign

The demographic time bomb poses the dilemma of how more healthcare can be delivered to the UK’s ageing population without commensurate growth in resources. The Way Forward Project provides a robust resource for clinical centres to better identify and implement...

The GMC joins the mobile revolution

If you are an ophthalmologist practising in the UK the increasing need to log your educational activities for your Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) or appraisal can’t possibly have escaped you. The existing tools in this area for ophthalmologists...

Intraocular Lens Surgery

This book is a valuable update on understanding IOL surgery for ophthalmologists in training and in practice. Broadly, the book is divided into six sections dealing with three main concepts: 1) IOL selection for routine and complex scenarios; 2) IOL...

Ophthalmic DOPS and OSATS: The Handbook for Work-Based Assessments

The first thing to say is: “I wish I’d had this book when I was an ST1!” The number of work-based assessments (WBA) required during ophthalmic specialist training (OST) is a daunting prospect to trainee ophthalmologists, particularly ST1s with no...

Medical Ophthalmological Society (MOSUK) Meeting: 22 March 2023

This year’s meeting takes place on 22 March 2023, and showcases the interdisciplinary breadth of medical ophthalmology.

Ophthalmic mentors: Professor Carrie MacEwen

Caroline (Carrie) MacEwen is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, and Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Dundee (Honorary Professor). She trained in Glasgow, Dundee and London. Carrie took over as President of...

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...

Eye News announces new partnership

We are delighted to announce we are now media partners of King's College London Ophthalmology Society.