AMD – Macular Degeneration Clinical Overview

Welcome to this latest feature article from Optometry-Evolution, in association with Bondeye Optical UK. Macular degeneration represents a vast proportion of the ocular pathology detected in optometry practice. We have a constantly growing elderly population, so this is always a very relevant area of clinical practice for us to review our skills and knowledge, and […]

Handheld and Stand Magnifiers – Modern Devices & Their Role

Welcome to this review article of modern handheld and stand illuminated magnifiers, in association with Optelec UK. Following on from the ‘Supporting Visually Impaired Patients Optometry Practice’ article, I thought it would be really useful to explore the hand held and stand magnifiers available in a little bit more detail, to aid the best selection […]

Glaucoma Detection – Free PDF Download

The majority of glaucoma detected nowadays is of the ‘Primary Open Angle’ group or ‘Normal Tension’ group of patients. Most of these are detected through routine eye examinations at community optometry, and then referred to a glaucoma clinic for diagnosis and treatment. There are a few key situations and conditions there is a little bit […]

Cataract referrals – a few clinical pearls

A reasonable part of my current hospital role is involved in carrying out cataract assessment clinics, for those patients referred into the hospital for consideration of cataract surgery. These referrals mainly come from our community optometry colleagues, which I hasten to add are generally of a high standard, and occasionally also from GPs. I thought […]