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Fundamentals of Glaucoma: A guide for Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists

As multidisciplinary teams continue to develop and evolve, there is a growing demand for accessible literature in glaucoma. This handbook gives a useful overview of classification in glaucoma, examination techniques and investigations, treatments and providing a holistic approach to patient...

Orthoptist takes office as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

In what she called “a giant leap for orthoptists”, Liz Shilling (known professionally as Liz Tomlin), was installed this week as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, the first orthoptist ever to serve as Master in the Company’s almost 400 year-old history.

Moorfields Education: Paediatric glaucoma

New course! Open to nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, as well as ophthalmologists at all levels, including trainees and glaucoma fellows and consultants who are also involved in this condition.

The work of BIPOSA

The British and Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA) was set up in 2008 to merge two streams of ophthalmology, namely the practice of paediatric ophthalmology and the practice of strabismus (to include refracting in children, and strabismus in...

Atropine penalisation for amblyopia in the UK

The authors aimed to determine the current clinical practice of atropine penalisation (AP) in the UK, to identify perceived barriers limiting use of AP as a first line treatment and ascertain whether any of the barriers could be resolved. An...

The orthoptic report – what does it all mean?

An orthoptist report may well look like a piece of Japanese Shodo, however, it does in fact contain some extremely useful information. This piece will briefly explain some of the common brush strokes seen on a report. There is some...

International orthoptics for stroke

The purpose of this study was to consider the practice of orthoptists internationally in care provision for post stroke visual impairment through an international survey. An online survey of 30 questions was circulated via the International Orthoptic Association and completed...

Belfast Eye Conference

This two day conference is for anyone, aimed in particular at medical, optometry and orthoptics students, early career doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and scientists and anyone else interested in ophthalmology, optometry and visual science research. Presented by Queen's...

North West Neuro-Ophthalmology Day

@9:00 - 17:00

Neuro-ophthalmology: the extended role of an orthoptist

Neuro-ophthalmology has always been a speciality of interest during my studies and now in my career. In 2018, I started a Band 7 post which gave me an extended role in neuro-ophthalmology and the responsibility of developing an orthoptic led...

Cost-effectiveness of orthoptic-delivered screening versus school nurse screening

The authors describe a long-term audit of outcomes and costs associated with referrals from two established neighbouring school-entry vision screening services in the UK over one academic year with one adhering to national UK screening guidelines more closely than the...

Quantifying ductions and fields of BSV

The authors aimed to evaluate current clinical practice of quantifying ductions and fields of binocular single vision (BSV) in the UK and Ireland. An online questionnaire was used and was circulated via the British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) member...