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A fundamental commitment

Andrew McClean finds out what myopia resources are available to practitioners in order to help deliver the best care to patients

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Myopia: Managing a crisis

Rates of myopia are among the highest in the world in Singapore. Yiannis Kotoulas investigates how the Southeast Asian country is managing

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Tried and Tested: Ortho-K

Optometrist and Optician Award-winning contact lens practitioner Bhavin Shah tells Simon Jones that going the extra mile with Ortho-K is well worth the effort

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Myopia: Farsightedness

The World Council of Optometry has just approved a resolution supporting the optometrists in adopting myopia management across the globe. Bill Harvey discusses its significance

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Myopia: The drugs do work

The rise of myopia management has seen the increased use of atropine and other experimental drugs in efforts to minimise myopic progression while avoiding adverse responses due to the treatment. Bill Harvey takes a look

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Myopic management in practice

Sarah Farrant presents another case study from her ever-growing myopia clinic, this time reflecting the importance of patient education and accurate baseline data recording

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Collaborating for myopia

Andrew McClean explores a report that highlights why myopia matters to the wider healthcare community

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NHS eye care in Scotland

Andrew McClean examines the findings of a report into how eye care is delivered in primary care services across Scotland

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Optomap case study – 3

In the third in a monthly series showing the benefits of ultra-widefield retinal assessment, including those of particular relevance during the current pandemic, Simon Browning describes the assessment of choroidal naevi and shows how different colour channel imaging helps to locate a pigmented lesion to a specific depth, so helping diagnosis

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Lockdown: Do it yourself

Bill Harvey tries out a newly launched online vision testing service that should help encourage people to have their eyes tested when needed but may also support business in extending the patient base and improve awareness of the services offered by a practice

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Alleviating pressure

Barbara Ryan tells Andrew McClean about research exploring how primary care schemes could alleviate pressure on hospital eye departments

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Seven Ways: Minimising contact

Bill Harvey speaks to Mike Hale about seven ways to use instruments, equipment and software to help minimise patient contact time in practice and keep as much distance between patients and staff as possible

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A quality of life issue

John Weldon explains to Andrew McClean why it’s time to rollout the Sligo cataract scheme across Ireland

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Future: Refractive surgery

Shehzad Naroo introduces Optician’s Future of Optics coverage, which revisits predictions made for 2020 at the turn of the millennium and then assesses the state of refractive surgery now and in the future