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Cover up your eyes as well as your skin when in the sun

The BBC reported recently that it’s just as important to wear sunglasses as to put on sun block when enjoying the sunshine. Just as the sun can burn our skin, it can burn the surface of the eye, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays has also been linked to serious eye conditions. A pair of sunglasses is therefore an essential item when packing to head to the beach, park or driving your car....

After fifteen years, grandmother sees properly again

ITV News reports on grandmother, Margaret Ward, who can now watch TV and see all her family properly again, fifteen years after developing advanced late-stage macular degeneration (AMD.) The world’s tiniest telescope was implanted by Mr Ahmed El Amir to restore Mrs Ward’s eyesight and transform her...

Using a telescope to read

Most people use a telescope to look at the stars, but an American woman uses one to read. Eleanor Strickland, 77, suffers from age-related macular degeneration. This meant she saw little but a large dark spot until she began a CentraSight treatment that involved a telescope, smaller than a pea, being implanted in her left eye by an ophthalmic surgeon. Read...

Trends in rates of retinal surgery in England from 1968 to 2004: Studies of Hospital Statistics

Together with other leading practitioners, Mr El-Amir has examined in detail the data showing an increasing trend in vitro-retinal surgery in England. Despite the increase there is a statistically significant geographical variation in the current annual rate of surgery between local authorities in England. Their results have been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The article is currently the publication’s eighth most read in its field. For an abstract or to purchase the publication please visit...