All Disease

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Common people

Bill Harvey assess the ocular surface of three different patients, each showing some form of dry eye disorder, and presents the results for you to consider

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Shingles & other viral issues

This month, community-based optometrist Kirit Patel describes cases of patients presenting with a range of viral infections or atypical allergic response

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The perfect storm

Cataracts have been much in the news of late. Bill Harvey discusses a few key developments

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Dry eye 2 – mixed dry eye

In the second of three case studies looking at dry eye presentations from different points on the dry eye sub-type continuum, Sarah Farrant considers a case of dry eye disease of mixed aetiology with both evaporative and aqueous deficient components

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Dry eye 1

In the first of three case studies looking at dry eye presentations from different points on the dry eye sub-type continuum, Sarah Farrant considers a case of dry eye disease solely related to evaporation

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Glaucoma awareness

As World Glaucoma Week comes to an end, Bill Harvey reminds us of two research developments which may have potential for earlier detection or even prevention of glaucoma but have so far stayed under the radar

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Macular disease support

​Jessica Murray explains how the Macular Society can help you save time, stay up-to-date, and support patients at any stage of macular disease​

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Case study: Myopia management

In the third of three case study features to be published as part of the myopia control series developed with Coopervision UK, Laura Williams shares her experience of treating three children born to a myopic parents using a range of strategies and showing impressive results

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Personalised medicine part 2

Dr Douglas Clarkson concludes his look at the latest developments in gene intervention with a review of the latest gene and stem cell treatments for eye disease

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Detecting strabismus

South African optometrists Donovan Savage and Michele Hlava show how the Volk EyeCheck has helped them accurately detect strabismus in a range of patients of different ages

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Mao’s cataract mystery

Chinese icon Mao Zedong suffered eye issues later in life but the definitive details are a little cloudy. David Baker looks into the story and finds other world leaders united in ophthalmology

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Inflammation in eye dis

Ross Grant discusses the role of inflammation in common eye disease and how understanding this may influence effective prevention measures

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City dissertation winner: Stem cells in the treatment of ocular disease

The winner of this year’s Optician/City University prize for the best undergraduate optometry dissertation went to Luqmaan Hafiz for his review of stem cell therapy. In this edited extract he discusses the various types of stem cell and their therapeutic uses and then focuses on retinal disease treatment