Content Listing for Medical retina

A discussion of current and emerging treatments for diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy, central retinal vein occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has been accredited as a provider of the Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina by the College.

When should you routinely recall diabetic patients?

As advances in optical coherence tomography imaging shed new light on the choroid, Carina Bailey asks how measuring choroidal thickness could help determine ocular health.

The role of optometrist in the detection and management of AMD in the UK and Australia.

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

This literature review aims to demonstrate that optometrists are well placed to use this technology in routine practice, in conjunction with measuring systemic BP.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

An overview of the background and current treatment options available for the macular diseases retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular oedema and age-related macular degeneration.

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.

Our Editor in Chief, Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, looks back at what's been another challenging year.

Dr Flors Viñuela-Navarro PhD MCOptom and Dr Francisco Viñuela-Rodriguez FAAO discuss the abnormalities of a pituitary tumour and the diagnosis of such space-occupying lesions.

This article discusses a range of clinical scenarios selected to illustrate the role of medical investigations in dealing with patients with visual complaints.

Dr David Robert Grimes looks at the eye health issues that are making the news.

Dr David Robert Grimes looks at the eye health issues that are making the news.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

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

Kieran Loft on his last stint at Acuity, and other changes in optometry.

Clinical Editor Kieran Loft MCOptom and Consultant Eye Surgeon Peter Simcock FRCOphth discuss discriminating between the two.

Lockdowns led to cancelled operations and check-ups. Becky McCall looks at the legacy of the pandemic for eye disease and sight loss, and the lessons that have been learned.

Craig McCoy MCOptom describes a patient with a dislocated crystalline lens.

Graphene is the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive substance. Already tested in presbyopia treatment, it is a promising candidate for ocular drug delivery, health monitoring and smart contact lenses, writes Kim Thomas.

What ocular complications does Ehlers-Danlos cause and how should optometrists treat patients with this condition? Léa Surugue reports.

Do your homework before buying a new slit lamp to ensure you get a model that best suits your needs, writes Rima Evans.

A part of the ageing process or an indication of retinal tear or detachment? George Winter talks to experts about how patients presenting with flashes and floaters should be managed.

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

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

Half of those with anterior uveitis carry the HLA-B27 antigen on their white blood cells. Kim Thomas explores the role this genetic association plays in eye disorders.

Increasing demand for intravitreal injections to treat conditions such as wet AMD provides an opportunity for optometrists to widen their portfolio of skills, writes Kim Thomas.

The clinical figures that count.

The clinical figures that count

The clinical figures that count.

Ocular cancers are uncommon but serious. Thankfully, there are world-class specialist centres here in the UK. Carina Bailey looks into the service they provide.

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

Himali Shah MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret, Resident Optometrist at Asda Opticians Coventry, on a diabetic patient who suffered reduced visual acuity after cataract surgery.

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.

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

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

What's happening in the world of technology.

What's happening in the world of technology?

What's happening in the world of technology.

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

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

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

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.

Diabetes and its complications account for around 10% of the NHS budget and are projected to swallow up more. Léa Surugue asks what the future holds for national diabetic eye screening.

Himali Shah MCOptom, Resident Optometrist at Specsavers, Leicester North, discusses a case of a patient presenting with vitreomacular traction.

Summaries of two research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Summaries of recent papers from Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Key facts about the effects of UV radiation (UVR) on the eye

What complications does undiagnosed diabetes cause, and what is the role of optometrists in detecting and preventing this condition? Kathy Oxtoby reports.

Head-mounted displays using virtual reality are at the leading edge of research into visual field testing. Carina Bailey reports on developments.

AI can give optometrists a head start in eye disease detection.

Adrian O’Dowd looks at how large-scale, digitised and sophisticated data in optometry is helping to improve care.