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This edition takes a look at the risk variants and genetic distribution of Age-related macular degeneration as well as topical ivermectin-metronidazole gel therapy for blepharitis caused by Demodex.

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.

A message from Colin Davidson, College President.

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The clinical figures that count.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

This article reviews the research into digital technology innovation and home monitoring in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.

Dietary supplements are marketed to people worried about their eyes, and recommended by eye health care professionals for people who have signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This article summarises the Cochrane reviews on nutritional supplementation in AMD.

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

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.

From refractive error to dashed career opportunities, Kim Thomas discusses the lifelong consequences of amblyopia.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

We've responded to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' (RCOphth) consultation on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Services.

The College of Optometrists presented the prestigious Research Excellence Awards today as part of Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2021.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

The new discipline of oculomics uses machine learning to detect biomarkers of systemic health in the eye. Kim Thomas asks: how does it work, what are its ethical implications, and will it be the future of the profession?

Our Clinical Adviser comments on a new study that small increases in air pollution are linked to an increased risk of AMD.

Podcast: Martin and Daniel bring you a fascinating conversation with Judith Potts, Founder of Esme's Umbrella, and Nina Chesworth who lives with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

This article outlines the clinical implications for patients affected by impaired face perception.

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