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Fierce rivalry and battles of wit, experience and education have been raging for more than a century. Often characterised by the odd bruised eye, bruised...

Dry eye technology: improving outcomes

My practice focuses on specialty eye care and, much to my surprise, dry eye continues to be one of our main drawcards and is continuing to grow. A lot...

DED and immune-mediated diseases

The most severe forms of chronic dry eye disease (DED) are often caused by underlying immune-mediated diseases. These can be visually debilitating in some...

Battling OSD despite the pandemic

No one could have imagined what 2020 would bring, least of all those in the eye professions for whom ‘2020’, by all rights, was supposed to be our ‘perfect’...

Artificial tears: preserved or non-preserved, that is the question

With apologies to William Shakespeare for the title, this was indeed the question addressed in our recent literature review1. With increasing availability...

BOOK REVIEW: The MEEI illustrated manual of ophthalmology (5th edition)

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary illustrated manual of ophthalmology, fifth edition, is the latest version of the popular ophthalmology textbook...

CASE STUDY: periorbital cellulitis or worse?

A 6-year-old female was referred by her GP with the chief complaint being right, upper lid swelling. Prior to that, there was a history of sinusitis with...

Farewelling a research gentleman

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to interview Professor Colin Green about his contribution to the Department of Ophthalmology at...

Castor oil for blepharitis

Blepharitis is one of the most common ophthalmic conditions, characterised by chronic inflammation of the eyelid tissues and affecting the eyelashes, meibomian...

Amniotic membrane for DED

Dry eye disease is a common ocular surface disorder, resulting in one of the most frequently encountered complaints in ophthalmic practice. Whilst the...

A new take on summers’ past

Once considered purely a fashion item, the professional sunglasses market continues to grow globally with polarised lenses taking the lead, and it doesn’t...

Stars and their eyes…Know the glow campaign

Grace Fetterman, the eight-year-old daughter of Pennsylvania’s second lady Gisele Barreto Fetterman and vice governor John Fetterman, was diagnosed with...

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