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Glaucoma patients can monitor and treat their own IOP!

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related stories in the news. Headline: Glaucoma patients can monitor and treat their own IOP! It is well known that poorly controlled intraocular pressure (IOP) is a leading risk factor for glaucoma...

Duckworth & Kent continues to innovate

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest squeeze-handle microincision instrument: the 1-695 IOL scissors, designed to cut Acrylic IOL implants and priced competitively at £550.

Corneal Topography in Clinical Practice (Pentacam System)

This book is based upon one device, the Pentacam, developed by OCULUS, and is primarily aimed at those who wish to familiarise themselves with the Pentacam system and need a text to complement the instrument operations manual. It is laid...

Eyelid and Periorbital Surgery (Second Edition)

Many specialities in surgery intersect, allowing for clinical and research collaboration. Plastic surgery and ophthalmology are one such example wherein a number of different principles have been combined in order to develop reconstructive techniques for conditions affecting the orbital soft...

Preoperative anxiety levels and pain during cataract surgery

Increased anxiety has been shown to be associated with greater pain in a number of procedures. In this observational, non-interventional study, the authors sought to evaluate the correlation between pain with phacoemulsification surgery (under topical and intracameral local anaesthesia) and...

New webinar series on sight loss and genomic research

A new webinar series highlighting the latest scientific developments and the future of research will be launched next week.

Altomed joins sister company Mid-Optic in supporting Guide Dogs

Altomed are excited to announce that they have chosen Guide Dogs as their new charity partner.

Combined Vismodegib and Mohs surgery

This is a report of eight patients with locally advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma who were treated with Vismodegib prior to Mohs micrographic surgery. The rationale for the combined treatment plan was that long-term Vismodegib is poorly tolerated due to...

Light tolerance in infectious keratitis

The authors presented the findings of a study that aimed to identify the maximum irradiance (power received by a surface per unit area) that can be tolerated by photophobic patients with infectious keratitis (IK). They recruited 30 patients (14 women...

Outcomes from evisceration with primary implant in 1800 patients

This is a retrospective analysis of 1800 patients who had evisceration with orbital implant between 2013-2019. As the largest published series on this topic, the authors are able to give relatable real-world data on complications following surgery. They use a...

Sustainability in eyecare: Aravind Eye Hospital’s low carbon eyecare system

The field of healthcare has a substantial impact on the environment as it is responsible for 5-10% of greenhouse gas emissions and 9% of air pollutant generation [1]. Surgery is associated with the rapid consumption of single-use products and waste...

New Digital Catalogue from Duckworth & Kent

Duckworth & Kent would like to send our thoughts to all those affected by COVID-19 and extend thanks to our National Health Service.