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National Eye Health Week

A fourteen-year-old girl and her family from Hamilton, Scotland have praised their optometrist – who detected signs of a tumour behind her optic nerve, ultimately saving her sight. As the UK marks National Eye Health | more

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CET – The need to see beyond the eyes

This article discusses the problems visually impaired people experience when visiting eye care practitioners and considers what reasonable adjustments should be made to better serve such patients. Written by Daniel Williams (pictured), a qualified sight loss rehabilitation assistant who is himself visually impaired, this is a unique perspective on the topic. | more

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Optometry case study – Coats’ disease

Coats’ disease most often affects young males between 8 and 10 years of age, and is typically unilateral. There may be no signs prior to this age, as was the case with this patient. The clinical presentation demonstrates leakage from abnormal blood vessels, leaving lipid exudates on the retina. | more