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The Qatar Fund for Development and Orbis to Launch Qatar Creating Vision in Ethiopia

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) are providing funding to international eye care charity Orbis, to launch the Qatar Creating Vision initiative Ethiopia.

Visual fatigue associated with greater online digital use during the pandemic

The purpose of this study was to subjectively examine the degree of visual fatigue in children attending online classes during the pandemic and objectively evaluate accommodation and vergence of these children. The study was undertaken from July-August 2020 and recruited...

Strange Sequelae Succeeding ‘Surfer’s Eye’

Ophthalmologists in the UK are relatively infrequently faced with a patient requesting surgery for a pterygium. This condition is more common where ultraviolet exposure is greater, especially if coupled with activities associated with ocular surface irritation. For this reason, a...

At what age do children start to negatively judge ptosis?

The authors present a cohort study to assess for the presence of peer bias against ptosis. Recruitment took place in nursery and primary schools, of children aged three to six-years-old. An exclusion criterion was the presence of a visible ophthalmic...

Intraocular surgical training – is there any inter-procedural transfer of skills?

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery during ophthalmology training. This study aims to investigate how experience in simulated cataract surgery impacts and transfers to the learning curves for novices in vitreoretinal surgery. Twelve ophthalmology residents without previous experience...

Resident versus supervising surgeon differences

The purpose of this study was to compare surgical operating times and complication rates in strabismus surgery undertaken by one attending surgeon versus 10 supervised residents (most first year). Operating time was a mean of 35.5 ±6 minutes for residents...

The posterior capsular rupture rate post COVID-19 pandemic

In this retrospective single centre consecutive case series, the authors investigate the effect of suspending elective cataract surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic for a period of 19 weeks. They divided the study period, September 2019 to January 2021, into three...

ESASO Course Series (Volume 3): Cataract

T­­­­­his book is designed as a course manual for cataract and refractive surgery. It starts off by discussing both the fluidics and dynamics of phacoemulsification, touching techniques and management of difficult scenarios. The ins and outs of conventional, accommodative, toric...

COVID-19 elective oculoplastic consent proforma

The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...

DVD angle measurements

Surgical treatment for recurrent exotropia (ET) predominantly depends on the primary surgery. Modification of surgical dose may be required in secondary procedures. The aim of this study was to compare surgical outcomes of modified and conventional secondary surgery using lateral...