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Webinar: “Mini-Retina” – A tool to unlock the future of restored vision in retinal blindness (Retina UK)

This webinar will be presented by Avril Watson. Avril is a PhD candidate of Stem Cell Biology in Professor Majlinda Lako’s group at Newcastle University and also a Scientist at Newcells Biotech Ltd. She is funded through the Marie Curie...

CVI features in an Indian population

This study describes the predisposing factors and ophthalmic characteristics of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) at a tertiary centre in India. This was a retrospective cross-section study of children <16-years-old over a four-year period. A review of 88 patients...

Recurrent corneal erosions secondary to isotretinoin use

Isotretinoin (13–cis-retinoic acid) is the first line treatment for moderate to severe nodulocystic or papulopustular acne [1,2]. Although it is a safe medication, it has several adverse side-effects, including ophthalmic manifestations, as shown in Table 1 [3]. These side-effects need...

My ophthalmic elective: focusing on myopia in Taiwan

The authors describe their elective experience and delve further into high myopia, an emerging ophthalmic disease that is increasingly recognised in and outside Asia. The medical school elective programme presents an opportunity for students to conduct learning in their chosen...

Corporate M&A pace gathers momentum

Intensifying franchise competition, maturing product development pipelines and looming loss of exclusivity spur renewed merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the ophthalmics sector. Rod McNeil reviews recent deals and related strategic developments. AbbVie to acquire Allergan in $63 billion mega-combination,...

What's trending Apr/May 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. #ArgusI #ArgusII #bioniceye #retinitispigmentosa #SecondSight Remember Argus I & Argus II? Its star burned bright, touted as the future of treatment for retinitis pigmentosa....

What's trending Dec/Jan 2020

#eyedoctor #banned #visamix-up #HomeOffice #hostileenvironment An ophthalmologist was left stranded overseas when the Home Office refused him entry due to a visa mix-up. Dr Chan was working as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital until August 2019, then was offered...

What's Trending Jun/Jul 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. #Polishdoctor #UkraineConflict #familysight Polish doctor Professor Rejdak’s team saved a Ukrainian family’s eyesight after a bomb hit their home. Olena Selichzianowa and her 5-year-old...

Adaptive optics imaging: resolving single cells in the living eye

The human retina is unique in the central nervous system (CNS) in that it can be directly visualised non-invasively. Technological advances of several imaging modalities, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), multichannel scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) and fundus photography, have afforded...

Developing community eye care: the evolution of Wales’ eye care services

In the third in our series about community eye care in the home nations, David O’Sullivan explains how Wales has developed its community eye care services. Since the devolution of healthcare to Wales on 1 July 1999 [1], significant changes...

Breakthroughs in the genetics of angle-closure glaucoma

Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is not widely known to be a familial condition, yet the recent explosion of genetic data and large scale genome wide investigations have confirmed at least 13 genetic loci associated with ACG [1], and provided some...

Insects, swelling and sight loss: a case of orbital inflammatory syndrome

Despite being the most common cause of painful orbital mass in adults and the third most common orbital disease, orbital inflammatory syndrome still proves to be a difficult ocular condition to diagnose, treat, and manage. A 41-year-old lady presented to...