The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
From Egyptian ophthalmia to cataract surgery, a research project about the history of people with disabilities in England has revealed the interesting past of blindness. The Volunteer Research and Archive group from Liverpool tells us more.
From 17 August 2017, eye health professionals will use a new Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form when certifying people as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted).
Local health and social care services can avoid incurring over £3million annually by providing good quality vision rehabilitation support to people with sight loss, according to new research from RNIB.
New research suggests a national diabetic retinopathy screening programme could be linked to the reduction of new certifications of sight impairment and severe sight impairment in Wales.
An inquiry has been called by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment into capacity problems in NHS eye care services and avoidable sight loss in England.
A woman has had 27 contact lenses removed from one eye after going to Solihull Hospital for routine cataract surgery.
Moorfields Eye Hosptial has this month launched a new five-year strategy which for the first time brings together all aspects of its work across clinical care, research and education and applies to its NHS and private services, both in the UK and internationally.
New research funded by the College of Optometrists has found that introducing an intermediate-tier service (ITS) for eye care services could reduce the volume of patients referred to hospitals by GPs and provide replacement services at lower costs.
The starting gun has sounded for nominations to Bayer’s awards programme, the Ophthalmology Honours.
New research by the University of Birmingham has found a link between obstructive sleep apnoea and an increased risk of advanced diabetic retinopathy.