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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Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision

Eye pain

Eye pain - red flag symptoms

Differential diagnoses - Conjunctivitis and iritis in pictures

Eye disorders: illustrated

Diagnostic and surgical

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One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland faced serious closure risk in past 18 months

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland have faced a serious risk of closure...

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BMA warns Treasury 'many practices' will close without emergency financial support

GP leaders have urged the Treasury to agree emergency funding to support general...


Practices can use £172m PCN cash to support staff pay rises, GP leaders say

Practices can use their share of £172m from the 2023/24 investment and impact fund...

Dry eye

Ms Venerus: 'Referrals for suspected glaucoma have improved and the CCG made £15,000 savings.'

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...

Ms Venerus: 'The reforms are helping practitioners to provide innovative service.'

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...

Corneal abrasion: consider referral to an opthalmologist if corneal damage is suspected (Photograph: SPL)

Management of dry eye syndrome

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

Eye infections

Differential diagnoses: Eye problems

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

Clinical images: Conditions affecting the eye

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

Pictorial case study - Red eye with unaffected vision

Assessing subconjunctival haemorrhage. By Dr Jean Watkins

Eye inflammation

The patient had a small swelling on the nasal aspect of her left eye (Photograph: SPL)

Pictorial case study: Swelling on the eye

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

Stye (hordeolum) on patient's upper eyelid (Photograph: SPL)

Clinical Solutions: Stye

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

Swab conjunctiva for immediate Gram staining, immunofluorescent staining, culture and sensitivity and viral PCR (Photograph: SPL)

Paediatric medicine - Eye infections in children

Presentation of conjunctivitis varies according to the age of the child, explains...


Glaucoma:  The guide identifies why commissioners might look to redesign eye care services: Istock

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 represents a large proportion of the £2bn a year NHS budget for vision services (Photo: iStock)

Glaucoma generics 'could save NHS millions'

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

Eye drops can alleviate symptoms (Photograph: SPL)

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

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

Clinical pictures: Eye problems

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