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The world in union

"It’s the world in union, the world as one…” Hearing these lyrics as a sports fan means only one thing: it’s time for the Rugby World Cup! This four-yearly sporting extravaganza should hit your TV screens around the same time...

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity takes up the challenge of glaucoma in Nigeria

The Glaucoma-NET was established by the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme in 2021 to address the high levels of irreversible blindness due to glaucoma in low-income countries. It aims to preserve the sight of people with glaucoma through bringing together patients, clinicians, researchers, NGOs and Ministries of Health, with a lasting and sustainable impact.

UKPGS (UK Paediatric Glaucoma Society) Meeting 2023

by SP Gurney The UK Paediatric Glaucoma Society (UKPGS) 2023 annual meeting took place on 27 January at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. Professor Sir Peng Khaw, UKPGS President, welcomed nearly 100 delegates from around the world, with representation...

The International Centre for Eye Health: weaving the global threads together

The VISION 2020 LINKS & Networks Programme has been writing regular articles in Eye News about its capacity-strengthening activities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for more than a decade. This, the first International Issue, is a landmark for Eye...

Scope Ophthalmology announce case awards winners

Scope Eyecare are delighted to announce the winners of the Scope Ophthalmology case awards UK and Ireland for 2023.

Presentation features of ocular neuromyotonia in children

The authors report five cases of ocular neuromyotonia (ON) in children following radiation treatment for brain tumours. Children were aged four, nine, twelve, five and nine years. Three had craniopharyngioma, one had fourth ventricle ependymoma and one had posterior fossa...

Where are they now?

The Eye News and University of Edinburgh teams last met up with Zomba-based Dr Chinsisi Namate Nyirenda, in Glasgow, May 2022, when she was a member of The Ophthalmological Society of Malawi’s delegation to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual...

A three-way partnership between Nigeria, Tanzania and Northern Ireland

VISION 2020 LINKS between Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT), Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Northern Ireland with first ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano, Nigeria and now also with Mbeya Referral Hospital (MRH), Tanzania, have been beneficial to all three partners. From...

Radiation retinopathy

The authors review the current treatment options for this condition. Radiation retinopathy (RR) occurs as a complication after exposure to any type of radiation (external beam, plaque brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery) in the orbital or adnexal region. These include nasopharyngeal...

RNIB launches new campaign to dispel myths and encourage people to ‘See the person, not the sight loss’

Leading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and The&Partnership has today (3 October 2022) launched a new campaign ‘See the person, not the sight loss’, challenging outdated public attitudes and misperceptions of sight loss.

Bausch + Lomb announce the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ vote 

Bausch + Lomb has announced the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ initiative with the launch of a keepsake compendium.

Strengthening diabetic retinopathy services in Nigeria through DR-NET – from grass roots to national policy development

This is the third article in a series (see Part 1 and Part 2) reflecting on how shared learning via networks of UK and international eye health professionals is contributing to reducing unnecessary blindness in Nigeria. Earlier articles focused on...