Anti-VEGF injection needs continue to rise

The demand for anti-VEGF injections to stem vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy is continuing to rise by about 15% a year, adding to the strain on district health boards’ (DHBs’) eye care budgets, already burdened by backlogs for eye care such as cataract surgery, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

 

The fall and rise of refractive surgery

A patient with a history of refractive surgery may create a wave of anxiety in the minds of most ophthalmologists but it is the history of refractive surgery...

Tax, Covid-19 and the new Labour government

As we start to better understand the new ‘business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, practice...

Corneal crosslinking in 2020

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal degeneration that leads to progressive corneal thinning, myopia, irregular astigmatism and scarring, resulting...

Dispensing matters: Kids – fit or fashion

Oh, I do remember all those years ago the fundamentals of function, fit, and fashion – Optical Dispensing 101. My oh my how times have changed. From the...

CASE STUDY: Spontaneous reattachment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

Case 1: Mrs B is a 55-year-old woman who was referred by her optometrist with suspected retinitis pigmentosa. She had no known ocular, systemic or family...

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