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Local Optical Committees' views on their involvement in cataract enhanced service schemes.

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have released a joint statement of interim recommendations to discharge patients following routine uncomplicated cataract surgery.

This follows the same format as Mr Balaggan and Professor Gilmartin’s popular combined talks, with patients providing learning opportunities.

How frequently you should you carry out regular eye examinations on a patient with glaucoma?

The Enhanced Scheme Evaluation Project (ESEP) was launched in October 2012 to conduct evaluations of different enhanced/community-based eye care service models.

Michelle Hanratty, Senior Optometrist at Optegra Birmingham Eye Hospital, on finding macular lesions in a patient at a postoperative assessment, and the ensuing treatment.

Looking at research into posterior polar cataract and opacities elsewhere in the crystalline lens and poor vision.

College comments on BBC’s article on lens replacement leading to 'blind patches’.

After examining her eyes you find that your patient's cataracts are getting worse. But she is happy with her current prescription. What do you prescribe?

Member briefing: A new NICE cataracts guideline came into effect on 25 October 2017. It is primarily for clinical treatments and surgery at ophthalmology level. However, there are implications for optometrists considering referral and in postoperative patient assessment.

Kim Thomas looks at new developments in optical coherence tomography hardware, including faster refresh rates and increased accuracy, and wonders what the future holds for the technology.

A detailed discussion of the morphology of, and predisposing factors for, development of cataract .

Read our statement on recent press articles about people who have experienced deterioration in their vision related to a batch of intraocular lenses.

An elderly patient misunderstands your advice and her worried sister has phoned you. Should you explain the situation to her?

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The pandemic has restarted the discussion about the benefits of bilateral same-day cataract surgery for select patients. Natalie Healey explores the pros and cons from patient and provider perspectives.

Post-op assessment by a community optometrist as part of a shared care cataract pathway results in benefit for patients, optometrists and ophthalmologists.

The consultation covered OCT use in diabetic retinopathy referral, shared decision making for cataract surgery, and glaucoma referral criteria.

Maajid is a locum who's taken on a new role at a practice where a vital piece of equipment is not working and will not be replaced for several months. What should he do?

Podcast: Daniel speaks to two OPO journal authors; Paddy Gun MCOptom, about the national survey results on scope of practice, and Emily Charlesworth MCOptom, Clinical Research Optometrist, about her research on target refraction advice.

Susan Blakeney FCOptom considers whether optical solutions should be implemented more often.

Articles cover: The NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of COAG and ocular hypertension, glaucoma detection, cataract development in relation to morphology and depression and acquired visual Impairment.

We provide advice on protecting the public's vision and eye health this summer. Scroll down for graphics you can use to help share our message.

Podcast: Daniel talks to Dr Melanie Hingorani FRCOphth, Clinical Lead for Eye Care Restoration and Transformation at NHS England, about the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on referrals.

Kim Thomas explores ocular immune privilege – how does it work, what benefits does it offer and what happens when it goes wrong?

Articles cover: Higher-order aberrations in keratoconus; contact lens fitting In challenging cases; the use of silicone hydrogel lenses to promote corneal re-epithelialisation; and cataract and the nodal point fallacy.

As the UK is set for extreme weather with some areas reaching record highs, The College of Optometrists is urging the public to protect their eyes when outside.

Podcast: Daniel talks to Michelle Hanratty MCOptom Dip Tp(IP) on how to decide what is best for your patient.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Subjects covered include, RGP lens fitting, the role of nutrition in cataract development, light sources for colour vision examination, the supervisor and trainee working relationship, the +1.00 blur test.

How the camaraderie and clinical challenges in hospital optometry inspire this Consultant Optometrist.

From ocular allergy, through cosmetics and genetic disorders of the anterior eye, to driving without spectacle correction.

Optometrists can play a crucial role in highlighting the red flags of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome before cataract surgery, says Rima Evans.

This article provides a current perspective of the genetics of anterior eye disease and describes the genes associated with each disorder, how the presence of abnormal genes may cause disease and the advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing.

A six-year College project to evaluate the effectiveness of enhanced service schemes is ending. Acuity speaks to its co-principal investigator Dr Robert Harper FCOptom

Francis Carbonaro tackles the role of genetics in eye disease with a basic review of genetic principles and their relevance to optometry.

Frank Munro FCOptom, GOC Scottish Registrar, on how optometrists have increased their relevance, influence and capabilities in Scotland and beyond.

An overview of FLACS and the studies that have attempted to evaluate it.

We highlight some of the takeaways from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ national cataract audit.

This paper aims to provide an overview of astigmatic considerations in cataract surgery.

Jo Waters asks what are the current grading charts optometrists can use, and how to make the most of them.

A review of the major risk factors for cataract.

In each issue, Acuity poses a topical question to a panel of members.

This OiP article looks at fitting contact lenses to treat children with a variety of conditions.

The Low Vision Service Wales has proved a lifeline for patients since it was set up 18 years ago. Helen Gilbert explores the secrets behind its success and the lessons other countries can learn.

This article reviews the evidence for the role of nutrition in the development of cataract.

Kim Thomas weighs up the risks and rewards of minimally invasive surgical techniques.

A summary of the evidence on the possible role of vision tests in clinical decision making about cataract extraction.

The clinical figures that count.

The clinical figures that count

Don Williams MCOptom MSc DipTp (IP) PgDip Refractive & Cataract Surgery Prof Cert Med Ret Prof Cert Glauc examines the case of an IOL dropping into the vitreous cavity and resting on the retina.

The key statistics behind stem cell therapy and eye health

As the NHS digs deep to clear the backlog of routine ophthalmology consultations, Jo Waters asks optometrists and other experts how they are managing long patient waiting times.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

Becky McCall looks at the eye health risks of cosmetic surgery and make-up in and around the eye.

Seek out cutting-edge clinical content to address new challenges, says Kieran Loft MCOptom.

Understanding patient psychology will enable more satisfying consultation experiences – and more appropriate treatment outcomes, says Carina Bailey.

Since October 2017, NICE has issued two new clinical guidelines and one update concerning the three most common age-related causes of sight loss. Madeleine Bailey looks at what it means for you – and NHS eye services overall

Pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema is a relatively common finding after cataract surgery, and optometrists are often the first to diagnose it, writes George Winter.

Key statistics from the WHO World report on vision 2019.