Clinical Matters

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged where it leaves the eye. Although any vision which has been lost to glaucoma cannot be recovered, with early diagnosis, careful monitoring and regular use of the treatments, further damage to vision can be [...]

Topcon OCT Conference

Our OCT scanner has now been with us since mid-summer and has been invaluable in detecting eye disease and monitoring our patient’s ocular health. It has already detected early macula issues in 2 patients resulting in emergency referrals that would not have been detected by conventional methods until they had become significantly worse. Earlier this [...]

Behind battery breakthrough! Rolls-Royce and electric cars.

Behind battery breakthrough! I found this interesting piece by Selina Powell in our trade journal Optometry Today and thought I would share. Developments in polymer materials founded in contact lens research could lead to electric vehicles travelling similar distances to petrol vehicles without the need to stop and recharge. The advances address the conundrum of [...]

GROUND-BREAKING UK TRIAL COULD LEAD TO OFF-THE-SHELF STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR WET AMD WITHIN FIVE YEARS

An 86-year-old Croydon man is able to read the newspaper and help his wife with the gardening again after he received a pioneering therapy A man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s have regained the ability to read following a ‘ground-breaking’ wet AMD treatment derived from stem cells. The therapy was successfully [...]

A message from the Macula Society – Please read this and pass on the message to friends and family

Help us prevent avoidable sight loss by telling people that smoking causes blindness Things may have been very different for people like Kath had she known. Kath, who was diagnosed with AMD around 10 years ago, said: “I had no idea smoking could damage eye sight. If I had known I definitely wouldn’t have smoked [...]

Dementia Friends – Last night I became a Dementia Friend!

Last night I attended a meeting about living with dementia. My ex mother in law has dementia and I was keen to learn more about the condition and how the way in which I interact with sufferers and their families both personally and professionally. As a result of the meeting I have become a Dementia [...]