Cataract

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

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 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.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.