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Dr William Mackenzie: a founding figure of modern ophthalmology

The author looks at the career of William Mackenzie and the important role he played in establishing the status of ophthalmology as a recognised medical speciality. There are certain individuals who, blessed with ability and means, are destined to leave...

Vaughan and Asbury’s General Ophthalmology (19th edition)

Vaughan and Asbury’s General Ophthalmology (19th edition) is the latest update of this classic ophthalmology textbook that has been around for nearly 60 years. Written by British, American and Canadian authors, this book is intended for an international readership and...

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on US paediatric ophthalmology

The authors designed and distributed a survey to assess the economic impact of the pandemic on US paediatric ophthalmologists over the sustained lockdown period of 18 months in 2020/21. They captured information on clinical and surgical revenue, staff hiring and...

Top cited 100 publications in paediatric ophthalmology

The author identified the top 100 cited publications in paediatric ophthalmology in an effort to identify which topics are most strongly represented and potential areas where further research is needed. An ISI Web of Science database search was conducted in...

My Top Five: Ophthalmology Twitter accounts

There are approximately 4.2 billion active social media users worldwide. This figure represents over half of the global population and is steadily rising [1]. There are currently over 217 million active Twitter users and given the platform’s versatility and ability...

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology: RCOphth, ICEH and COECSA joint webinar

The Royal College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (the Royal College) have had a successful VISION 2020 LINK partnership for over 12 years. The partnership was established by the VISION...

A review of patient education interventions within paediatric ophthalmology

This systematic review aimed to review published literature around the content, effectiveness and outcomes related to interventions educating patients within paediatric ophthalmology. A single database was searched from inception to June 2022. Interventions aimed at either the patient or carers...

Ophthalmology specialty training applications: a costly affair?

Ophthalmology is one of the most competitive specialties to pursue training in worldwide. In the United Kingdom, the ST1 entry national selection competition ratio for the past few years has ranged between four to five applicants per post [1]. The...

University of Edinburgh online ophthalmology applications deadline approaches

The deadline is approaching for applications to the MSc (Master of Science) in Primary Care Ophthalmology and ChM (Master of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh. Enhance your ophthalmic knowledge and clinical practice with world class postgraduate...

What not to miss in neuro-ophthalmology Part 2

As mentioned previously there are several conditions in neuro-ophthalmology that should not be missed by the general ophthalmologist as well as ophthalmology trainees. We discussed in the first part some of these conditions including third cranial nerve palsies, giant cell...

300 MCQs for the Duke Elder Ophthalmology Exam

The Duke Elder undergraduate prize examination is held by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annually for undergraduate medical students. It is a competitive examination covering clinical ophthalmology as well as the ocular basic sciences, optics, statistics and socio-economic medicine. For...

Bausch + Lomb announce the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ vote 

Bausch + Lomb has announced the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ initiative with the launch of a keepsake compendium.