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Collaboration between The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Bausch + Lomb ensures access to latest cutting-edge equipment for phaco surgery

Bausch + Lomb, a leading innovator in eye health, and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth.) announce a multi-year collaboration to ensure that trainees and experienced surgeons have access to the latest, cutting-edge equipment as part of simulation training for cataract and retinal surgery.

Ocular electrophysiology

A 34-year-old woman, who is a CEO in a multinational firm, has been losing vision over the last 12 months. She has seen her opticians, who initially tried different glasses but could not improve things. Clinical examination is unremarkable. How...

Eyecare education in times of COVID-19

A collaboration between the German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness (DKVB), Rukwa regional government in Tanzania and the University of St Andrews Global Health Team successfully delivered a hybrid teaching programme for ophthalmic nurses in Sumbawanga, south west Tanzania,...

Retinal prosthetics: science fiction or a vision for the future?

“Is it a fact – or have I dreamt it – that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House...

Lived experience with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)

This study was undertaken to explore the experience of living with VKC. Nine families were interviewed – paired interviews with patients and parents using semi-structured approaches (May-October 2018). Interviews continued until data saturation was reached with no new information. The...

Binocular summation responses in strabismic amblyopia

A preliminary study was conducted to determine whether binocular summation (BS) in strabismic amblyopia is more decreased than in strabismus alone and whether strabismus surgery improves BS. The study included 15 strabismic amblyopes, 30 normal controls and 30 strabismic controls....

MicroRNA inhibits corneal neovascularisation

MicroRNAs (miR) are small non-coding RNA that target mRNA for destruction. MiR target about 30% of the protein coding genes and fine tune their expression. MiR have been shown to be involved in several cellular processes including cell cycle, tissue...

Density of cataract and its influence on retinal nerve fibre layer thickness

The aim of this study was to further define and model the influence of cataract on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) image quality and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness measurements. OCT quality is influenced by opacities in the...

The future of multi-professional working in eye care

How the integration of service improvement technology, and health promotion will allow eye care professionals to overcome current and future challenges. The future of eye care in the UK is at a precipice. Hospital attendances are increasing year on year,...

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...

Glaucoma-NET: a novel way of improving glaucoma management in sub-Saharan Africa

Background Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide [1]. People with untreated glaucoma suffer from irreversible, progressive loss of sight. The disease is characterised by progressive loss of visual field, with pathological cupping of the optic disc...

EyeLogbook

This issue we’re covering the recently updated EyeLogbook (www.eyelogbook.co.uk), the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s (RCO) online surgical logbook. Back in March 2016 a fully re-designed version of the site was released. Not only does the new version bring a beautifully...