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Ophthalmology history and examination – a guide for medical students

*First author Students have very little exposure to ophthalmology during their years at medical school. Teaching consists of a handful of lectures followed by a short placement in which students are expected to practise histories and examinations on patients with...

RaScaL Study

The RaScaL study was a six month, single-centre, controlled, prospective phase I/II study in which subjects with diabetic macular oedema (DME) and associated peripheral nonperfusion on ultrawide-field fluorescein angiography (UWFA) were randomised to: (1) study arm: ranibizumab (0.5 mg) injection...

Heidelberg Engineering introduces new standard in customised patient care with SPECTRALIS SHIFT technology

Heidelberg Engineering announces that SPECTRALIS® SHIFT technology is available for sale in EU markets with immediate effect.

New SpaMedica site opens in Bexhill-on-Sea

SpaMedica, which specialises in NHS cataract surgery and YAG capsulotomy, will help to significantly reduce waiting times for East Sussex patients.

College of Optometrists urges public to wear their glasses for night driving

As the clocks go back into Greenwich Mean Time, and the nights draw in, experts at The College of Optometrists are urging those drivers who have been advised to wear glasses while driving, to don their spectacles before getting behind the wheel.

What's trending Aug/Sep 2022

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #JustinBieber #RamsayHuntsyndrome #facialparalysis Justin Bieber revealed he has been afflicted by Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and thus has had to cancel...

21st Century retinal laser treatment in the anti-VEGF era

In today’s world, macular laser treatment has a vital role in the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DMO). DMO is one of the most common causes of visual impairment. Despite expensive intravitreal treatment courses of anti-VEGF, many will agree that...

Ocular manifestations of multiple sclerosis: an overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), in which there is dissemination of lesions in time (two or more clinical events) and space (multiple lesions seen on brain and spinal imaging). The pathophysiology...

Virtual reality for the ophthalmic trainee

If you believe the tech blogs 2015 is the year of virtual reality. Industry experts believe this will be due to the potential commercial release of the poster boy of this new revolution, the Oculus Rift. This is a headset...

Retinoblastoma management update (part 1): clinical features, diagnosis and genetics

The first of a two part series, this article will discuss the clinical features, diagnosis and genetic aspects of retinoblastoma. Manoj Parulekar is based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, one of the two designated national retinoblastoma and paediatric ocular oncology treatment...

Life as a Global Citizen Consultant Ophthalmologist: a personal view of working in Scotland and Tanzania

Global Citizen post - a new challenge I was looking for a new challenge. I had been in the same consultant post with a subspecialty interest in paediatrics and strabismus for 17 years and was rattling around in an empty...

Retrospective safety assessment of apraclonidine for diagnosis of Horner’s syndrome in children

Apraclonidine has been shown to reverse the anisocoria in Horner’s syndrome, with some reports of partial ptosis resolution. Side-effects of apraclonidine have been reported especially in children under six months old. The authors present a retrospective safety study of using...