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Covid-19

I am writing this on 21 March 2020, and I am pretty confident that by the time you read this that whatever I say will already be hopelessly out of date. Plus, it’s only really what I think, and I...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2019

#smartcaptionglasses #Epson #livetheatre #deaf Here is some good news for the New Year. Epson, a Japanese technology firm, has developed augmented reality glasses, which display captions timed with the actors’ performances [1]. Stage lighting, timing and other stage cues are...

Ophthalmic mentors: In conversation with Professor Harminder Dua

In the first of a series of interviews with key figures in the world of ophthalmology, Eye News speaks to Professor Harminder Dua about the future of clinical academia, his recent College presidency and Dua’s Layer. Professor Harminder Dua is...

A focus on Pakistan’s growing eye care needs: over 43 million patients treated for curable blindness free of charge

With 90% of the world’s visually impaired living in developing countries, Pakistan is no exception to this on-going global healthcare challenge. Despite massive leaps over the last few decades in targeting this issue, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that...

Jacqui Miller National Key Account Manager joins Surgitrac Instruments UK

Surgitrac is delighted to announce the appointment of Jacqui Miller as Key Account Manager.

CHEC Launches New Treatment Centre in Accrington

CHEC (Community Health and Eye Care), one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, has announced the opening of a new site in Accrington offering eyecare and endoscopy services to the local community.

The friendly face of ophthalmology

The friendly face of ophthalmology

COMMENT ON: Watch your back: Ergonomics and Ophthalmology

Jim Innes. Dear Editors, I write to congratulate Aadil Hussain on his excellent Trainees article “Watch your back: Ergonomics and Ophthalmology”. Please can I reassure him that, at least in the Yorkshire School of Ophthalmology, the importance of good posture...

Unlocking the power of simulation: a next generation solution to training ophthalmic professionals

With experts predicting that global blindness will triple by 2050, and the number of people requiring eyecare already outpacing the number of trained ophthalmologists, eyecare training has never been more vital. Traditional in-person ophthalmic training has been curtailed by the...

Ground-breaking achievements in blindness prevention

One small UK based charity is enabling pioneering research to prevent blindness in low and lower middle income countries. The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB), established in 1976, funds innovative research and training which seeds the development of...

Deadline approaching for Edinburgh scholarship applications

The University of Edinburgh has opened applications for scholarships to its two online courses, the MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and the ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology.

My experience of the transition into a specialist orthoptist role

Michelle Dent discusses the process of transitioning into a new role and the pros and cons along the way. An opportunity arose for a permanent, full time, band 7 specialist role in the medical retina (MR) team in the Newcastle...