Category list : Ophthalmics
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Manchester nurse helping return sight to African patientsVideoSubscription
Hundreds of patients in deprived African communities have undergone life-changing surgery, thanks to a charity co-founded by a Greater Manchester research nurse.
All stroke survivors require screening for visual impairment, according to UK researchers who have examined the wide range of sight problems developed by such patients.
Eye care specialist Optical Express has announced that it will donate £1m worth of laser eye surgery to NHS nurses and other emergency service workers.
Care of the Child with Ophthalmic ProblemsSubscription
’The highlight of this text is that it discusses our roles as paediatric nurses delivering care to children with visual problems in relation to offering child and family centred care.’
A simple bedside tool has been recently designed to help ward staff in hospitals assess older people’s eyesight and reduce their risk of falls
Nurses' role in early detection of cataractsSubscription
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate
A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurable blindness, scientists believe.
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
“Embryonic stem cells transplanted into eyes of blind restore sight,” The Daily Telegraph reports, covering a study where human stem cells were transplanted into the eyes of people with visual impairment. This led to a significant improvement in their vision.
Working in Malawi, Charlotte faces day-to-day challenges with traditional healers, mistrust of hospitals and a lack of medication and equipment; but the honour of giving the blind back their sight makes it worth it.