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James Kalaiti, Clinical Specialist, joins Surgitrac Instruments UK

Surgitrac Instruments UK is delighted to announce the appointment of James Kalaiti, Clinical Specialist for London and South East.

It’s not all about ARED - Time for a pragmatic approach to nutrition for eye health?

Advances in treatment for retinal diseases involving neovascularisation have undoubtedly changed the future of eye care across the UK for the better, but also created great challenges for service delivery in ophthalmology, particularly within the NHS. Some statistics are starting...

Risk of intraocular haemorrhage with new oral anticoagulants

The authors conducted a study to assess the risk of intraocular haemorrhage with warfarin dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban. All reported cases of intraocular haemorrhage (vitreous, choroidal, or retinal) with warfarin and new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban) from the...

NICE drugs: an update on what’s good to go

Treatment options recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) must be readily available for use in the NHS of England and Wales. This article provides an overview of recent guidance from NICE and summary advice issued...

Brits ignore their eye health and miss out on essential eye tests

Experts call for greater eye self-care during national eye awareness week 2021.

Post-Brexit deal welcomed but leaves future relationship with EU far from settled

Rod McNeil breaks down the impact of the Brexit deal on healthcare in the UK, including medicines regulation, research funding, sharing of information and the ability to work abroad. A disorderly no-deal exit from the European Union (EU) was averted...

RCOphth Annual Congress - Day 3

Follow live updates and key highlights from Day 3 of the RCOphth Annual Congress.

The Eye in History

Amongst the numerous texts that are available, one occasionally encounters a history of ophthalmology. There is such rapid development of technology in recent years and one can get drawn into the minutiae of a particular subject, losing track of the...

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,...

Ora and The Macular Society announce partnership to advance eyecare treatment

Ora, Inc., the world’s leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, has announced that it has partnered with The Macular Society to continue to support the advancement of new treatment options in eyecare across the UK.

Advances in cataract surgery

This article covers recent clinical findings in mydriasis and anaesthesia for cataract surgery, shared by Sathish Srinivasan and Keith Davey at a surgical meeting in Manchester. Towards dropless cataract surgery Day case cataract surgery is the standard of care in...

AI breakthrough brings geographic atrophy treatment a step closer

A team led by Dr Konstantinos Balaskas at Moorfields Eye Hospital Reading Centre has developed a fully automated, deep-learning model (algorithm) that can detect and quantify geographic atrophy using standard optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans.