Winner of the 2017 Sustainable ophthalmology prize announced

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The Leeds Collective including Andy Cassels-Brown, Simon Dewsbery, Jen Green, Mitch Menage and Peter Galloway from St James's University Hospital won this year's sustainability prize for their work on transferring lower complexity glaucoma patients into virtual glaucoma monitoring units.

Notable mentions also go to Victoria Cleveland (also at St James's) for her work on subtenons triamcinolone for post-operative cataract patients who are unable to instil drops, Panagiotis Sergouniotis and the team in Manchester for their work on multigene panel testing for inherited retinal disease and Monica Hytiris and the team in Dundee for their work on the Arclight ophthalmoscope demonstrating that it is not only cheaper, smaller and solar powered but also easier to learn than conventional ophthalmoscopy.

Next year the Sustainable ophthalmology prize will be running again so get thinking about projects that you might do which demonstrate an improvement to the triple bottom line of eye care (reducing costs, improving society or reducing environmental impact).

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Congratulation to Leeds, I

Manfred Moerchen's picture

Congratulation to Leeds, I would be interested to learn more about virtual glaucoma monitoring units

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Standards for Virtual Clinics in Glaucoma Care in NHS

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Standards for Virtual Clinics in Glaucoma Care in the NHS Hospital Eye Service (November 2016) RCOphth document on standards in virtual glaucoma clinics attempts to define the standards expected of these clinics so that the quality of patient care within the NHS setting is maintained. They fit with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists The Way Forward Project and their use should  help to standardise glaucoma virtual clinic provision across the UK Hospital Eye Service.

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