Falls

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.

The College is committed to reducing vision-related falls. By working with UK falls services we can identify and support patients with failing vision. There are plenty of opportunities for members to get involved.

A&E optometrists can see everything from DIY mishaps to domestic violence in a day's work, writes Steve Smethurst.

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

We have responded to a green paper on prevention public from the Department of Health and Social Care.

We have responded to a Scottish Government consultation on Falls Prevention Strategy.

Rima Evans looks at the work of those offering practical support and rehabilitation for people with visual impairment

This article describes the relationship between visual impairment and dizziness and falls in older people.

This review identifies risk factors and highlights the demographic and socioeconomic drives for falls reduction strategies.

Looking at the link between poor vision and falls, and possible interventions.