Medical retina

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.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has been accredited as a provider of the Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina by the College.

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.

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.

What complications does undiagnosed diabetes cause, and what is the role of optometrists in detecting and preventing this condition? Kathy Oxtoby reports.

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

Key facts about the effects of UV radiation (UVR) on the eye

When should you routinely recall diabetic patients?