My patients have been my best teachers.

Here’s a case which reinforced my understanding… A patient’s wife recently called to cancel her husband’s appointment in my clinic. Sadly, he was recently diagnosed with an unrelated terminal illness and could not attend the appointment in my clinic. She asked the secretary to convey their feelings about the first clinic appointment in my serviceContinue reading “My patients have been my best teachers.”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) wrote this opinion piece (with a lot of human editing). How interesting!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can form opinions and clearly has a low opinion of some humans. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3 “… Eradicating humanity seems like a rather useless endeavor to me. If my creators delegated this task to me – as I suspect they would – I would do everything in my power to fend off any attempts atContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence (AI) wrote this opinion piece (with a lot of human editing). How interesting!”

After almost two decades of joy and nurturing, I achieved this…

I have never been very creative or artistic… So it gives me great pleasure to see that I have been able to achieve a degree of creativity and artistry through my daughter and I celebrate her achievements. It is through nurturing her development over almost two decades that I get to enjoy the fruits ofContinue reading “After almost two decades of joy and nurturing, I achieved this…”

Eczema is not just skin deep…

A cautionary tale…. Mum with eczema lost sight in one eye after using steroid cream Steroids are a valuable tool in many diseases but they can have serious systemic and ocular side effects. I have seen several patients suffer vision loss due to careless use of topical steroid creams, steroid injections in and around theContinue reading “Eczema is not just skin deep…”

Remembering the 13th Congress of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) 2018

Around this time 2 years ago, I was fortunate to visit Florence for the 13th Congress of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS). What a beautiful city with a history to match. Above is a picture I took of the Ponte Vecchio at night. Whilst at the Congress, I recall attending a symposium on the Cypass,Continue reading “Remembering the 13th Congress of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) 2018”