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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...

Optegra celebrates 15th anniversary and announces expansion plans

Specialist eye hospital Optegra marks its 15th anniversary this month, having opened its first UK hospital in Guildford in 2008.

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...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2023

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #frightnight #halloween #protectyoureyes The Royal College of Optometrists advised the public against wearing novelty contact lenses this Halloween. In a...

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...

Optegra launches new junior doctor training

Eye hospital group Optegra has further increased its support of the NHS with a new training scheme for NHS junior doctors.

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...

New Consultant joins Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham

Optegra is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Maghizh Anandan as a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham.

Task shifting for eye care in Eastern Africa

More than eight million people suffer with trichiasis due to trachoma globally, but less than 160,000 receive surgery per year even though “S” is a key aspect of the elimination of blindness due to trachoma as part of the WHO...

Streamlining cataract lists: how are you managing it?

Mr Jonathan Ross, in conversation with Ms Bita Manzouri, provides a personal perspective on challenges and opportunities shaping the future of cataract surgery services across the hospital eye service. Redesigning cataract pathways in response to COVID-19 Bita Manzouri: Over the...