Ophthalmology

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Diagnostic and surgical

Record number of Scottish practices handed back their contracts in 2016

Record number of Scottish practices handed back their contracts in 2016

GP partners at 52 practices in Scotland had to surrender their contract to a health...

'No convincing evidence' QOF helps patients with long-term conditions

'No convincing evidence' QOF helps patients with long-term conditions

Performance-related pay as promoted through the QOF does not improve care of people...

Labour calls for £500m extra for NHS to help avert winter crisis

Labour calls for £500m extra for NHS to help avert winter crisis

The NHS needs an additional £500m to ensure it can cope with winter pressures this...

Dry eye

Viewpoint: Eye services are more accessible than ever - but not for everyone

Viewpoint: Eye services are more accessible than ever - but not for everyone

Changes to how eye health services are delivered across the country are making it...

Viewpoint: Eye health innovation 100 days after the birth of CCGs

Viewpoint: Eye health innovation 100 days after the birth of CCGs

CCGs will be 100 days old on Tuesday (9 July), writes Katrina Venerus, a qualified...

Management of dry eye syndrome

Management of dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in older adults. By Dr Mohammed Uzair Malik...

Eye infections

Differential diagnoses: Eye problems
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Differential diagnoses: Eye problems

Dr Nigel Stollery compares the presenting features of four eye conditions.

Clinical images: Conditions affecting the eye
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Clinical images: Conditions affecting the eye

Dr Nigel Stollery explains the differences in characteristic features of diseases...

Pictorial case study - Red eye with unaffected vision

Pictorial case study - Red eye with unaffected vision

Assessing subconjunctival haemorrhage. By Dr Jean Watkins

Eye inflammation

Blurred vision - Red flag symptoms
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Blurred vision - Red flag symptoms

Anatomical and physiological conditions of the eye can cause blurring.

Pictorial case study: Swelling on the eye

Pictorial case study: Swelling on the eye

The case: A 69-year-old woman presented to the surgery as several members of her...

Clinical Solutions: Stye

Clinical Solutions: Stye

THE CASE:A middle-aged woman presents with a localised, painful eyelid swelling....

Glaucoma

Guide helps commissioners understand how they can develop better eye services

Guide helps commissioners understand how they can develop better eye services

A document to help commissioners understand how they can develop more efficient eye...

Glaucoma generics 'could save NHS millions'

Glaucoma generics 'could save NHS millions'

GPs have been urged to prescribe a generic glaucoma drug as first-line treatment...

CKS Clinical solutions - Open-angle glaucoma

CKS Clinical solutions - Open-angle glaucoma

The case A 65-year-old woman has chronic open-angle glaucoma, which is currently...

Red eyes

Pictorial case study - Red mucinous papules

Pictorial case study - Red mucinous papules

Blood test and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis, writes Dr Jean Watkins.

Clinical pictures: Eye problems

Clinical pictures: Eye problems

A variety of conditions affecting the eyes, described by Dr Philip Marazzi.