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Risk factors for visual impairment in facial nerve palsy

Facial nerve palsy (FNP) is known to be associated with corneal exposure due to the nature of the condition, but how many of those will go on to develop severe visual impairment (SVI)? This study investigates the risk factors associated...

Artists Unite to showcase experiences of sight loss in new collection

The exhibition will open on 10 June as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London.

Patient care a family affair at Newcastle-Under-Lyme eye hospital

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mother and daughter Lisa Moors and Hannah Young won’t have to wait until next Sunday to spend time together - the pair work side-by-side, caring for hundreds of cataract surgery patients each week...

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.

Corneal stroma modelling under hypoxic conditions

The cornea is exposed to hypoxia under several conditions including sleep, inflammation and wound healing. Being an avascular tissue to maintain transparency, how the cornea homeostatic controls oxygen tension is important. To address this process two models were utilised; a...

Book Competition - Update: Student and Trainee Discount Available

Following the successful book competition held by Eye News, where entrants competed to win a signed copy of a book, students and trainees can now purchase a copy at a discounted rate.

The University of Edinburgh - Supporting Future Leaders in Ophthalmology

The University of Edinburgh announce plan to award twelve scholarships this summer for successful international applicants to their Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology programme. Deadline for application closes 15th June.

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) achieves carbon neutrality

The Association’s emissions have been reduced using a blend of offsets from a Gold Standard wind project and a Verra CCB4 forestry project to mix biodiversity protection and restoration with fuel switching to renewable energy.

Third nerve palsy

Case scenarios A 71-year-old female presented to a nearby eye emergency unit with two days history of partial ptosis in her left eye with diplopia. She saw her GP earlier that day and he asked her to go to the...

Headaches in ophthalmology (part 2)

Ophthalmologists see a large number of patients with headaches or facial pain in the ophthalmic outpatient clinics or in emergency clinics. Over two articles, I will discuss several causes of headaches, ocular manifestations and proposed management and referral options. It...

Fight for Sight continues to promote eye research

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond.

How to examine the visual system Part 1: visual acuity, visual fields and eye movements

Asking candidates to perform an examination of the visual system, either as part of a full cranial nerve exam or as an individual entity, is a common station in practical examinations during medical school. It is important to practise for...