National Eye Health Week 2018: Research funding will use iPads to identify the best method to manage nystagmus

28 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight and Nystagmus Network

Fight for Sight and The Nystagmus Network have announced funding for three exciting nystagmus research projects at the Nystagmus Network Conference, which is taking place today during National Eye Health Week 2018. In total £30,000 in funding will be used for projects bringing benefits to children and adults living with the condition, which is characterised by involuntary and repetitive movements

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College of Optometrists publishes its Research Strategy 2018-2020

24 August 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists work in the area of research is guided by the Research Strategic Objectives and the processes in this Strategy. It has the overall aim of ensuring that the profession of optometry, and the practice of college of Optometrists members, is supported by evidence that members can understand. The College of Optometrists is the professional body for

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Evening Standard: Research project growing eye parts from skin cells could lead to cure for blindness

21 August 2018
Source: Evening Standard

Doctors are growing eye parts from skin cells in pioneering research that is seeking a cure for rare genetic causes of blindness. Experts at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have been able to transform a skin sample the size of a lentil into an “eye cup”, akin to the eye’s early development in the womb. Because the eye cups contain

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Special Collection on the Future of Ophthalmology: Novel Tools and Emerging Therapies

20 August 2018
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology

This Special Collection highlights the novel imaging, diagnostic and research tools and devices in ophthalmology, as well as recent therapeutic progress. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: • Novel imaging and other diagnostic technologies • Intraocular medical devices • Progress in gene therapy • Regenerative medicine • Bioinformatics • Novel therapeutic targets, pharmacological and cellular treatments Following initial

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Fight for Sight: Charity’s virtual running event takes users on a journey to the centre of the eye

20 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

What: Free virtual running event taking participants on a ‘journey to the centre of the eye’.  Where: Race anywhere, any time with our free app! Delivers immersive audio with every step you take. Users download an app and can do the race in their own time from any location, including on a treadmill When: Registration from today, 20 August; Event

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Sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published every 2 years, next update will be due in June 2019.

20 August 2018
Source: Certifications (CVIs) Office

The sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published every 2 years, so the next update will be due in June 2019. An exact date has not yet been confirmed. April 2016 – March 2017 Certificate of Vision Impairment Wales (CVIW) data have been submitted to the Welsh Government

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Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data published on 1 May 2018

20 August 2018
Source: Certifications (CVIs) Office

Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data was published on 1 May 2018 https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework/data#gid/1000044/pat/6/ati/102/page/0/nn//par/E12000004/are/E06000015 The CVI office aims to respond on all CVI related enquiries and requests to the CVI data which are not in the public domain as well as ecvi website (“Electronic news from the Certifications (CVIs)

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Fight for Sight: Charity invites applications from brightest minds in vision research

16 August 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading sight loss charity, has announced that the Project Grants Awards and the recently established Primer Fellowship call is now open for applications. The charity will provide funding of up to £60,000 for two individuals to undertake vision related research for one year. One of the Fellowships is funded in collaboration with The Royal College

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General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics – England, year ending 31 March 2018

14 August 2018
Source: NHS Digital

This is part of General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics. General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) provide preventative and corrective eye care for patients meeting certain eligibility criteria. These services are available ‘on-demand’, largely on the high street. This report presents summary information about GOS activity in England for the financial year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and time series from

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BBC News: Artificial intelligence ‘did not miss a single urgent case’

13 August 2018
Source: BBC News

Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests. A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions. Doctors hope artificial intelligence could soon play a major role in helping to identify patients

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