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Could internuclear ophthalmoplegia aid differential diagnosis in demyelinating conditions?

The authors present a retrospective review of individuals diagnosed with either neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) or multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) in both groups over a 10-year...

Crisis Specs collection day brings happy faces all round

Volunteers took delight in dispensing to the Crisis at Christmas guests who returned this week to collect their glasses, with frames kindly donated by Specsavers and lenses and glazing by EssilorLuxottica.

Anisometropia following cataract surgery and its non-surgical treatment

The desired result of cataract surgery is improved visual acuity without the use of spectacles. In practice most patients following initial cataract extraction are likely to be symptomatic of anisometropia giving rise to prismatic effects (anisophoria) and unequal retinal image...

Last-Minute Optics, Second Edition

For those who shudder at the thought of clinical optics, this is the book for you. Dr Hunter’s second edition of Last-Minute Optics is a resource for more than just last-minute cramming, despite its title. It provides a real-life perspective...

ABDO responds to GOC research

New research published by the General Optical Council (GOC) shows an increase in public satisfaction in eyecare services.

The Preston Rule

The selection, specification and fitting of a spectacle frame necessitates the recording of certain measurements particular to the frame. These measurements are also essential when it is required to manufacture a handmade spectacle frame. Instruments designed to accomplish this task...

The Ophthalmic Antiques International Collectors' Club AGM

By John Dixon Salt, Chairman, OAICC. The OAICC was formed in 1982 by a small group of opticians interested in optical antiques. From the initial dozen members it has grown into a truly international club of enthusiasts with about half...

OCT changes in chronic optic neuropathy

The authors evaluated optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in 10 patients who suffered various types of chronic optic neuropathies. Glaucoma is known to cause a decrease in peripapillary perfused capillary density on OCT angiography. However, other optic neuropathies have not...

Retinal structural features of CMV retinitis

Confocal adaptive optics (AO) technology has enabled cellular level retinal imaging, including imaging of photoreceptors and blood flow. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) is a technology that provides high resolution and high contrast retinal images by correcting ocular aberrations....

Clinical course of vitreomacular adhesion managed by initial observation

The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical course of patients with idiopathic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) with a noncomparative case series of patients who had clinical symptoms and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography findings consistent with VMA. The VMA...

In memory of John Hockney, 1948–2024

“I think it is fair to say that John was 'Mr Optrafair' for many years and devoted an enormous amount of his time to ensure it was a financial success for the FMO,” said former FMO Vice-Chairman Kingsley Sleep.

Independent Opticians Win SightCare Excellence Awards at the 2022 SightCare Business & Networking Conference

Six deserving independent optical practices were named as winners in the 2022 SightCare Awards celebrating the independent spirit.