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CBM: Saving Sight during Coronavirus - A live update from eye surgeon Dr Ute Dibb in Zimbabwe

@7pm Join CBM for a free online event to hear from Zimbabwe about the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on work to prevent blindness. To launch the Light up Lives appeal, Dr Ute Dibb from CBM partner Norton Eye Unit in Zimbabwe, and Godwin Kudzotsa from CBM Zimbabwe will join CBM UK’s Kirsty Smith to talk about the impact of Coronavirus in Zimbabwe. Hear first-hand about how the pandemic has affected their work and how the Light up Lives will help tackle avoidable blindness.

Mask management: Dry eyes and misty glasses

To mark National Eye Health Week (21-27 September), The College of Optometrists has issued advice on how to wear a mask, maintain healthy eyes and see clearly.

Chemical injury

You are the on-call ophthalmologist. You receive a call from A&E regarding a 45-year-old man who sustained a chemical injury. He was mixing some cement, when a small amount entered his left eye. He was not wearing any protective goggles....

Refocus on children programme results

The authors describe the logistics and results of the refocus on children programme for the 2012-13 school year. The aim of the programme was to help school nurses provide access to comprehensive vision care and reduce unnecessary visual loss or...

Retina UK Professionals' Conference 2022

The Retina UK Professionals’ Conference will be held in-person and online on Friday 8 July 2022 and will look at what our community has told us they need in terms of support from the charity and health sectors. You will...

My ophthalmic elective: focusing on myopia in Taiwan

The authors describe their elective experience and delve further into high myopia, an emerging ophthalmic disease that is increasingly recognised in and outside Asia. The medical school elective programme presents an opportunity for students to conduct learning in their chosen...

COVID-19: Pete’s Bogus Journey

The author shares his personal experience of contracting coronavirus. I managed to body swerve COVID-19 for nine months. The Pfizer vaccine was being rolled out in my trust. I had my first inoculation booked in three weeks. I had survived...

Vertical angle surgical outcomes

The surgical results of all patients undergoing isolated adjustable suture vertical squint surgery for thyroid eye disease are presented for a single centre over five years to explore the predictive factors for surgical planning. This was a retrospective study in...

Management of squint with near-distance angle disparity

These are a group of strabismus disorders where the angle of misalignment is different between near and distance. The focus of this article will be on the patients where the angle for near exceeds the distance angle by more than...

Blinking blepharitis has a lot to answer for…

Never ignore the small things’…someone once said. There is no doubt blepharitis is one of the most common eye conditions encountered daily, but with the typical pressures of a busy outpatient department, the management of more obvious, sight-threatening conditions necessarily...

Paediatric spectacle dispensing: more than a frame and lenses

It’s incredibly rewarding to fit a child’s first pair of spectacles and see their face light up; looking around to see the wider world for the first time. Sometimes it is so obvious that even the most reluctant parent will...