Best of NB Online (archive)

A collection of our most read articles.


  • CentraSight treatment

    Manchester Royal Eye Hospital becomes the first NHS hospital to offer telescope eye implant


    Revolutionary treatment from a US company can significantly restore vision to those suffering from end-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  • Thyroid eye disease

    Thyroid eye disease


    Over the past seven years, thyroid eye disease (TED) or Graves’ Orbitopathy (thyroid disease is often known as Graves’ Disease) has finally started to get the attention it needs. The European Group On Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) has led an international drive to improve the care of patients with TED, and 84 organisations co-signed the 1999 Amsterdam Declaration for people with TED, pledging to improve patient care.

  • App icons

    Making the most of iPads


    Sarah Holton, from RNIB's Children and young people team, reports on useful iPad apps to engage young people with sight loss.

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    Product of the month: Sonic portable USB player


    Each month, we’ll bring you a new product from our online catalogue that our customers tell us they love.

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    What Twitter's New Accessibility Feature Could Mean for People Living With Sight Loss


    There are currently around 38m active social media accounts in the UK; that's around one account for every two people. This number rockets to two billion on a global scale. And while there's no hard stats, I'd bet that a decent percentage of these users are blind or partially sighted - there's two million people in the UK alone living with sight loss, after all.

  • Stem cells

    Stem cells used to repair children’s eyes after cataracts


    A new stem cell surgical technique has treated cataracts in babies and young children, a report published in the journal Nature reveals.

  • Moorfields Acuity Chart

    New test detects early signs of AMD


    Researchers funded by Fight for Sight and the Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have designed a new test that can spot the first stages of sight loss in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The test could lead to earlier diagnosis for millions of people worldwide.

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    College of Optometrists urges hay fever sufferers to act early to minimise symptoms


    New pollen chart helps identify when sufferers should start using eye drops.

  • Are you ready to raise the standard?


    Health and social care providers are finally obliged to provide information in accessible formats. But how ready are they to make this happen?

  • Fire and rescue service

    RNIB and Fire and Rescue Service partnership helps provide eye health advice to older people


    In the first year of a two-year partnership between RNIB and Yorkshire’s local fire service, over 3,000 older people have benefited from eye health advice thanks to a project aimed to help identify people with sight loss through routine home fire checks.

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