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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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: An eye for azithromycin: review of the literature

1 August 2018
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology

Azithromycin is used widely in clinical practice and recently it is available in topical solution  for ophthalmic use. The purpose of the current publication is to summarize the newest information on azithromycin’s clinical usefulness over ocular diseases. A PubMed (National Library of Medicine) and a ScienceDirect search was conducted using the key phrases ‘azithromycin’, ‘meibomian’, ‘blepharitis’, ‘trachoma’, ‘toxoplasmosis’ from 2010

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Visualise: Eyecare and Health Professionals armed with information to improve lives of patients with sight loss

30 July 2018
Source: Visualise

A free resource pack for eyecare and health professionals containing valuable information on sight loss support services, charities, equipment and referral pathways has been produced by Visualise Training and Consultancy with the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust. The pack complements the ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ CET workshops currently touring the UK which raise awareness of the difficulties faced by patients

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Direction of Vision UK

26 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

The direction of the future work of Vision UK will be the continued formation of the infrastructure organisation which facilitates and encourages partnership and collaborative work while allowing and encouraging members and associates to undertake projects under our aegis or independently. Future of Vision UK document attached below

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Feedback report from the University College London (UCL) and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

26 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK and University College London (UCL) collaborated with their members and partners to hold the first Dementia and Sight Loss Conference aimed at medical professionals including consultants, nurses and GPs as well as commissioners, scientists and carers on 22 June 2018. The conference aimed to raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the issues affecting people with dementia and sight

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FINAL UCL-Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Report, Jul 18
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FINAL UCL-Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Report, Jul 18
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Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) of European Parliamen: Transport and tourism for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility

24 July 2018
Source: Reseach for the Transport & Tourism Committee (TRAN) of European Parliament.

Evidence from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights consistently demonstrates that persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers to exercising their rights on an equal basis with others. This is despite the fact that, in the European Union (EU), persons with reduced mobility (PRMs), whether caused by disability, age or any other factor, are accorded the same rights as all

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Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) views on the shared space initiative and recommendations to DfT.

12 July 2018
Source: Department for Transport: Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

Document contains: the background to the ‘shared space’ scheme DPTAC’s views on the various documents available recommendations to DfT for future practice Background 1) As we will all be acutely aware, Shared Space is a subject that evokes strong opinions and emotions in the wider disabled community, as evidenced by the number and content of responses to the recent AAP

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Presentations from the Vision UK University College London (UCL) and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

4 July 2018

Vision UK and University College London (UCL) collaborated with their members and partners to hold the first Dementia and Sight Loss Conference aimed at medical professionals including consultants, nurses and GPs as well as commissioners, scientists and carers on 22/06/18. The conference aimed to raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the issues affecting people with dementia and sight loss as

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Ball, S - Do You See What I See Film Link
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Firth, N - Personal Stories Of Home Based Trial Of Amazon Echoe 220618
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Jolly, G - Dementia And Sight Loss 220618
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Yong, I & McCarthy, I - An Update On PAMELA
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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Low vision services: a practical guide for the clinician

2 July 2018
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology

Low vision has been defined by best-corrected visual acuity worse than 20/40 in the better eye, substantial visual field loss, or substantial loss of contrast sensitivity that cannot be corrected by refraction, medical treatment, or surgery. In the United States, low vision is most commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Most patients with low vision are

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