Member briefing: The NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management on AMD includes recommendations for testing, and a comprehensive list of classifications to aid referral.

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This article summarises the Cochrane reviews on nutritional supplementation in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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.


Becky McCall looks at how the latest research has linked air pollution with eye health, and the advice to give patients on how to protect themselves.

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

In our latest podcast, we speak to Professor Gilmartin and Mr Kam Balaggan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, about the battle to save his remaining vision.


Podcast: Professor Bernard Gilmartin FCOptom has very severe macular degeneration which has resulted in a dramatic loss of vision in one eye and threatens the vision in his other.


We asked five industry experts to round up the optical successes of 2018, and what they predict for the year ahead.

The floodgates have opened for a new era of gene therapy that can treat the inherited causes of eye disease. Becky McCall reports.


The College of Optometrists held its seventh Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize conference at the weekend.

Podcast: In this episode, Daniel talks to Jane Johns, a retired health visitor living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and Vanessa Camp, a Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at York Hospital Trust.


Podcast: Martin talks to Professor Pete Coffey about the 'London Project to cure Blindness'.


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

We speak to Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom about his role authoring and reviewing the College’s Clinical Management Guidelines.