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Win a tonometer

Optician and Keeler explain how to enter this year's photographic competition which boasts the biggest prizes yet offered

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Image is everything

Instrumentation and equipment manufacturers generally do brisk business at Optrafair. Unlike some of the profession exhibiting at the show for whom it is a means to raise company profile, instrument manufacturers tend to make a healthy profit in sales. Many a deal is done at the show and many practitioners get excellent deals on new equipment.

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Trigger happy

Bill Harvey tries out the latest slit-lamp imaging system from Haag-Streit and is impressed by its novel history trigger function

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Eyegenie eyelid retractor

Eye care professionals have often had no choice but to use their fingers and thumb on the external eyelid during consultation. This may be about to change with the introduction of the Eyegenie from Hilco UK. Andrew Ho and Jane Macnaughton report

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Skill and management: Keeler/Optician competition

There was a record number of entries for this year's Keeler/Optician fundus photography competition. As ever, the quality was outstanding. From the 140 or so entries suitable for our judges to consider, it is with regret that only a few plus the winners can be highlighted here.

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MacuScope release in new year

Optician has a look at an instrument to be released in January which attempts to assess macular pigment levels in a quick and accessible manner

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Naevi or not nevi? Now that's a question

In the second of our case studies highlighting the advantages of the Optomap scanning laser ophthalmoscope system, Simon Falk describes how it may help with choroidal pigmented lesions