Seek out cutting-edge clinical content to address new challenges, says Kieran Loft MCOptom.

Since October 2017, NICE has issued two new clinical guidelines and one update concerning the three most common age-related causes of sight loss. Madeleine Bailey looks at what it means for you – and NHS eye services overall

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

Member briefing: A new NICE cataracts guideline came into effect on 25 October 2017. It is primarily for clinical treatments and surgery at ophthalmology level. However, there are implications for optometrists considering referral and in postoperative patient assessment.

This paper aims to provide an overview of astigmatic considerations in cataract surgery.

An overview of FLACS and the studies that have attempted to evaluate it.

Local Optical Committees' views on their involvement in cataract enhanced service schemes.

Post-op assessment by a community optometrist as part of a shared care cataract pathway results in benefit for patients, optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Looking at research into posterior polar cataract and opacities elsewhere in the crystalline lens and poor vision.

Articles cover: Higher-order aberrations in keratoconus; contact lens fitting In challenging cases; the use of silicone hydrogel lenses to promote corneal re-epithelialisation; and cataract and the nodal point fallacy.

A detailed discussion of the morphology of, and predisposing factors for, development of cataract .

Articles cover: The NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of COAG and ocular hypertension, glaucoma detection, cataract development in relation to morphology and depression and acquired visual Impairment.