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Improving the availability of titanium reusable instruments

Duckworth & Kent are proud to support NHS hospitals, treatment centres and independent providers with precision engineered titanium reusable instruments.

The Last House Officer

The Last House Officer by Gwyn Williams takes us on a hilarious journey from first surgical house job to (accidental) ophthalmology trainee. Things don't always seem to work out too well for Owen Morgan. Blindsided into a hasty marriage to...

Conj reconstruction with amniotic membrane

This study reports the use of amniotic membrane in patients with restrictive strabismus or conjunctiva problems during or following complex eye muscle surgery. Ambio 5 was used for replacement of conjunctiva in this retrospective study of 32 cases aged one...

OrCam MyEye – innovative sight assistance (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1 of this topic, we will cover the remaining features, pricing and support of the OrCam MyEye. Facial and person identification The MyEye Pro can be taught to recognise up to 150 individuals (or 75 if...

Glasses for the blind and a safer internet

Google Glass I recently attended a demo of the Google Glass technology (at the TEDx Salford conference). For those who have not come across Glass, it a wearable computer developed by Google. In essence it is a very small computer...

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

As the title suggests, this publication provides a single volume that collates much of the current knowledge and application for corneal collage cross-linking (CXL). There are 23 chapters, subdivided into seven sections, including five pages of indices. The chapters are...

Ocular Surface Disorders

This publication provides an excellent overview of ocular surface disease (OSD). Dry eye disease (DED) is the commonest OSD. There has been a recent explosion, both in terms of its diagnosis and the treatments that are available. A textbook that...

A Case-Based Guide to Eye Pain: Perspectives from Ophthalmology and Neurology

A refreshing, systematic approach to eye pain, arguably one of the most commonly presenting symptoms and one that can be fraught with diagnostic challenges and management dilemmas for the busy clinician. There is a scarcity of books covering this particular...

Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy

The authors have set out to produce a readable, comprehensive handbook designed to instil a working knowledge in the speciality. The authors have indeed achieved their objective and created a dynamic, well-structured, stimulating book. As vitreo-retinal surgery is a rapidly...

Is myopia protective against progression of diabetic retinopathy?

This population-based cohort study assessed the association of refractive error with the incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR); 1562 eyes of 860 patients with diabetes and gradable retinal photographs were included. Baseline data was taken between 2004-2009 and follow-up...

Age-related macular degeneration in elderly persons in Germany

The authors present the findings of a cross-sectional study in 11 seniors’ community centres. Eleven community centres were screened with a total of 281 participants. A third of participants with gradable images were in normal retinal health (32%).The most common...

Visual acuity outcomes after cataract surgery in type 2 diabetes (NIDDM): the action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes (ACCORD) study

This is a retrospective case-control study of 1136 eyes enrolled in the 784 ACCORD patients receiving cataract surgery between 2001-2014. 362 / 1136 eyes had gradable fundus photography for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Seven hundred and sixty-two eyes (67.1%) achieved 20...