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FY1 is a great opportunity to explore new specialties and start to gain an idea of what working in them is actually like.A few things to bear in mind though:As an FY1 your job...
Serum calcium concentration is tightly regulated between 2.1-2.6mmol/L. Severe hypercalcaemia is a life-threatening electrolyte emergency requiring prompt recognition and urgent treatment....
Acute Asthma
You are unlikely to be expected to make decisions about long term asthma management, therefore focus your efforts on learning how to deal with acute exacerbations.Brief historyIf...
Compartment Syndrome
Compartment Syndrome
Acute Compartment Syndrome is one of the few orthopaedic emergencies. If missed, it can lead to severe and life-changing consequences for the patient. This article will focus on acute...
Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. Features include airway compromise, breathing or circulation difficulties and skin changes. Skin changes alone are not...
Paediatrics: Venepuncture & Cannulation
This article will discuss how to take blood and cannulate patients in the paediatric setting.… Free Medical Education PlatformRead More »

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Visual field defects
Visual Field Defects: A Summary
The visual field is the entire area a patient can see with their eyes fixes and without moving their head up, down, left or right. The image is inverted upside down and flipped left...
Anterior uveitis
Introduction – epidemiology and causes/risk factors:Uveitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Anterior uveitis, more specifically,...
Central retinal occlusion
Central retinal artery/vein occlusion
DefinitionSudden onset painless loss of vision is usually due to vascular occlusion. There are two types of vascular occlusions discussed in this article.Central Retinal Vein...
Chronic open angle glaucoma
Glaucoma can be divided into open-angle or closed-angle glaucoma. Closed-angle glaucoma has been described in a separate article. Open-angle glaucoma accounts for the majority (74%)...
Pupil abnormalities
Pupil abnormalities
Pupillary reflex pathway:Light reaches the retina, travels via ganglion cells to the optic nerve, which then forms the optic chiasm before diverging into the left and right optic...
Retinal tears
An Introduction To Retinal Tears
Most common presenting symptoms: Flashing lights or new floatersIntroductionA retinal tear is described as a full thickness defect in the retina, normally in the periphery of...
Getting Involved in Research
Unveiling the World of Research: My Medical Student Journey and Tips for Getting Involved 
Introduction  Starting my research journey as a medical student has been an incredible and transformative experience. In this article, I wholeheartedly share my personal...
Ophthalmology referral
How to make a (good) referral to Ophthalmology – tips and tricks
Ophthalmology has long been the specialty with the most referrals and patient appointments in an outpatient environment, having had over 8.7 million clinic appointments scheduled in...
Ophthalmology FY3
How to spend a Foundation Year 3 for an Ophthalmology application (and other things you can do in Foundation training)
Ophthalmology training is becoming increasingly competitive every year and is one of the most competitive specialty training programmes in the UK, boasting a competition ratio of  9.91...
Hypertensive Retinopathy
Hypertensive Retinopathy
Poorly controlled hypertension results in target-organ damage. In the eye, it results in choroidopathy, retinopathy and optic neuropathy. This article will focus on hypertensive retinopathy,...
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