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House of cards

When I was a junior doctor in the late 1990s writing my first scientific papers, once each article was finished, I had to fill out an application form, print out multiple copies and then walk to the post office at...

Rb-NET: a network to save life and preserve vision in children in Africa

Responding to need is a key element underpinning the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme [1]. It is embedded in the process through which LINKS are established, with institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) first defining their priority areas of training...

Microtropia as an amblyopia indicator

This study was undertaken to determine if microtropia with identity (straight eye anisometropia) is a reliable indicator of amblyopia following optical correction. This was a retrospective review of 532 children aged four to five years. After two months of glasses...

App and web service recommendations

This article offers some app and web service suggestions. A few are new and others well established, but all offer useful features. Messaging for teams Many businesses provide their employees with instant messaging services to allow calling, messaging and collaboration....

Retina UK Professionals' Conference 2023

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...

NEOS (North of England Ophthalmological Society) Summer Meeting (Wetherby 19)

By Ritu Chaturvedi, ST5, Northwest Deanery. The North of England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) summer meeting 2019 was convened by Andy Chung, Pinderfields Hospital, and the main theme was ‘Beyond excellence in ophthalmology’. An engaging programme attracted a good attendance and...

Outcomes of early versus late surgery for infantile esotropia

The authors aimed to provide a better understanding of the clinical spectrum of infantile esotropia by comparing motor and sensory results in the long-term follow-up of patients who underwent surgery. This was a retrospective review over a 17-year period. There...

Blink Medical team attend launch of Orbis UK Surgical Fund Appeal

Blink Medical’s Managing Director Roger Tyler and Sales Director Tim Price attended the Orbis UK charity event on 14 September 2021 to mark the launch of their Surgical Fund Appeal at the Royal College of Surgeons in central London.

Are your ophthalmic scissors cutting it?

Westcott conjunctival scissors (SA11) from Surgitrac Instruments. These cross-action scissors, with fine sharp tips, offer precise cutting action.

Keep calm and cut the carbon – improving sustainability in ophthalmology

As I dump my tenth pair of gloves into a non-recyclable clinical waste bin; dispose of another handful of plastic minims; or print another wad of single-sided discharge paperwork after a cataract surgery, the inconvenient truth of how these seemingly...

Surgitrac is not just Instruments.

Look no further for cataract products. Surgitrac Instruments UK provides an impressive selection of essential products for cataract surgery.

ABDO College and bookshop at 100% Optical

At 100% Optical, ABDO College will be offering attendees the chance to learn more about ABDO College courses, from the popular optical assistant course through to ophthalmic dispensing and contact lenses optician qualifications.