Cataract

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.

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.

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.

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