Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: A brief overview

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  • Post author:Mohaimen Al-Zubaidy
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Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is one of the major causes of blindness worldwide. It is caused by single or multiple breaks in the retina and is defined by the separation of the neurosensory retina from the retinal pigment epithelium (1). Treatment for these cases is time sensitive with many studies advising for treatment within 24 hours to improve visual outcomes, thus early recognition and management of these cases is important particularly in cases involving the macula. This article will discuss the clinical features associated with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, its underlying pathogenesis as well as the steps taken in managing patients with this condition.

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A Guide to the Online ST1 Ophthalmology Interview

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  • Post author:Lois Crabtree
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Given the unpredictable situation of the COVID-19 pandemic it is unclear whether the interviews will be held face to face for the 2021/2022 recruitment round. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists are yet to release any guidance regarding this. In case the interviews are held online again, I have outlined some helpful information for applicants about how to prepare for a virtual interview process. I have included three areas which are important to think about prior to an online interview; the environment, how to present yourself and technology.  

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Ophthalmic manifestations of COVID-19: An Educational Review

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  • Post author:Kusy Suleiman & Omar Mostafa, Yusuf Abdallah, Simon Madge
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The eyes can be implicated in the initial presentation of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, a minority of cases have presented with ocular symptoms. At times, ocular complaints have also been found to precede respiratory complaints or be the only presenting complaint of COVID-19. Ocular complaints also appear to be possibly linked with more severe disease processes clinically and biochemically. Consequently, it is important to consider COVID-19 in patients with new conjunctivitis or ocular complaints.

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Visual Impairment and Services Available in a UK Setting

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  • Post author:Omar Mostafa & Kusy Suleiman, Yusuf Abdallah, Thomas Ressiniotis
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This article aims to introduce visual impairment in a medical context to a target audience of medical students and junior doctors. The paper aims to depict what visual impairment is, present both global and national epidemiological data, as well as showcase the potential implications visual impairment and blindness have on affected individuals.

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