Ophthalmology

Browse ophthalmology news, education and analysis by ophthalmology subsections - diagnostic and surgical; dry eye; eye infections; eye inflammation; glaucoma and red eyes.

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Eye pain - red flag symptoms

Differential diagnoses - Conjunctivitis and iritis in pictures

Understanding how eye conditions affect patients' sight

Eye disorders: illustrated

Diagnostic and surgical

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system....

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

The number of prescriptions issued in primary care in England for nicotine replacement...

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

Hundreds of doctors could join the GP workforce as part of a new programme set up...

Dry eye

Viewpoint: Eye services are more accessible than ever - but not for everyone

Viewpoint: Eye services are more accessible than ever - but not for everyone

Changes to how eye health services are delivered across the country are making it...

Viewpoint: Eye health innovation 100 days after the birth of CCGs

Viewpoint: Eye health innovation 100 days after the birth of CCGs

CCGs will be 100 days old on Tuesday (9 July), writes Katrina Venerus, a qualified...

Management of dry eye syndrome

Management of dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in older adults. By Dr Mohammed Uzair Malik...

Eye infections

Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision
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Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision

It is essential to understand what the patient means by blurred vision, explains...

Differential diagnoses: Eye problems
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Differential diagnoses: Eye problems

Dr Nigel Stollery compares the presenting features of four eye conditions.

Clinical images: Conditions affecting the eye
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Clinical images: Conditions affecting the eye

Dr Nigel Stollery explains the differences in characteristic features of diseases...

Eye inflammation

Pictorial case study - Red eye with unaffected vision

Pictorial case study - Red eye with unaffected vision

Assessing subconjunctival haemorrhage. By Dr Jean Watkins

Pictorial case study: Swelling on the eye

Pictorial case study: Swelling on the eye

The case: A 69-year-old woman presented to the surgery as several members of her...

Clinical Solutions: Stye

Clinical Solutions: Stye

THE CASE:A middle-aged woman presents with a localised, painful eyelid swelling....

Glaucoma

Guide helps commissioners understand how they can develop better eye services

Guide helps commissioners understand how they can develop better eye services

A document to help commissioners understand how they can develop more efficient eye...

Glaucoma generics 'could save NHS millions'

Glaucoma generics 'could save NHS millions'

GPs have been urged to prescribe a generic glaucoma drug as first-line treatment...

CKS Clinical solutions - Open-angle glaucoma

CKS Clinical solutions - Open-angle glaucoma

The case A 65-year-old woman has chronic open-angle glaucoma, which is currently...

Red eyes

Pictorial case study - Red mucinous papules

Pictorial case study - Red mucinous papules

Blood test and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis, writes Dr Jean Watkins.

Clinical pictures: Eye problems

Clinical pictures: Eye problems

A variety of conditions affecting the eyes, described by Dr Philip Marazzi.

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