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10th June 2020

To Event or Not To Event?: Gill Wood

Optometry and Ophthalmology are steeped in educational events each year – approximately 144 occur in a 12-month period. They range from one-day intimate meetings held in hotel venues (E.g. UKISCRS Cornea & Cataract Day, or the OSI magazine meeting) to larger conferences held in Educational settings (E.g. the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress). What does the future of events look like for our industries? Read more

3rd June 2020

A New Dawn in Ophthalmics: Karl Jeebaun

The ophthalmic landscape, as with all other medical sectors, has got to change. Will we ever see a return to ‘normal’? What does ‘normal’ even mean? Do we revert back to age-old processes and procedures that weren’t designed for this modern, technologically advanced world, or do we seize this opportunity to futureproof our industry for the recurrence or discovery of another virus? Read more

28th May 2020

The Importance of Dry Eye Assessments: Karl Jeebaun

Technology is helping the industry know more about the physical makeup of the eye, root causes of pathologies, and how to better manage or treat ocular conditions at a much earlier stage. Read more

20th May 2020

The State of Technology: Karl Jeebaun

We live in a world where we have all heard “there’s an app for that”. Every good idea has been digitised in one way or another, and every process has been automated. The problem is these exciting technologies are often being used in basically every other industry but medical - why? Read more

14th May 2020

Telemedicine – What is it and how great is its potential?: Karl Jeebaun

Advancements in technology have changed how we do things in more ways than most of us could have ever previously imagined. This has been exacerbated in the current climate of a global pandemic. Telemedicine or Telehealth are technologies that have been around for a while, allowing ophthalmic clinicians to reach patients that were previously without access to their clinic or specialties, and reach a wider range of patients in need. We are now using telemedicine to combat both medical and commercial needs whilst the pandemic lockdown is in effect. Read more