Public health

Sean Matthews MCOptom describes a patient attending his Northampton practice who demonstrated how this relatively rare chronic condition requires management within secondary care to prevent permanent loss of vision.

Kaye McIntosh on tackling the lack of standardisation when sharing ophthalmic images.

Adrian O’Dowd examines why optometrists need to act on behalf of patients who report temporary sight loss in one eye caused by amaurosis fugax, a potentially serious and sometimes overlooked condition.

Volunteering from your own home allows optometrists to contribute their skills and experience while fitting it around other commitments, writes Kellie Smith.

Kathy Oxtoby looks at the approaches practitioners can take to running a busy clinic.

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

This guidance supports members in preparing for and managing suspected or confirmed cases of measles.

Guidance to support primary care optometry settings and optical practices to prepare for and manage suspected or confirmed cases of measles.

Shadow Health Minister, Karin Smyth MP, has outlined Labour’s plans to support improved eye care services.

Due to the increasing case prevalence of seasonal flu, COVID-19 and respiratory illness, it is vital that practices maintain high standards of infection protection and controls, and stay vigilant to local public health advice.

David O'Sullivan MCOptom, the Welsh Government's Chief Optometric Adviser, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) ‘for services to eye care in Wales’.

We welcome the publication of the House of Lords Committee inquiry report on integrating primary and community care and are pleased to see that the Committee has accepted our main recommendations.