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9 07, 2021

What is QMR (Quantum Molecular Resonance)?

2023-12-19T14:01:03+00:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Optometrists and ophthalmologists can treat dry eye disease using weak alternate electrical current patterns using Quantum Molecular Resonance (QMR).
QMR emits an alternating electrical signal containing a specific range of frequencies, from 4 to 16 MHz, that are the same as the molecular bonds in biological tissue[1].

Subsequent studies found widening the range of frequencies, from 4 to […]

9 07, 2021

What causes Dry Eye Disease?

2021-07-09T08:47:45+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Dry eye disease (DED) can be defined as a disorder that is caused by tear deficiency or excessive tear evaporation.

Dry eye if left untreated can cause damage to the ocular surface, cause tear instability and tear hyperosmolarity.


DED develops as a result of:

Aqueous deficiency – Aqueous deficiency occurs because of reduced aqueous production from the lacrimal glands[1].

Mucin deficiency – […]

9 07, 2021

How to treat Dry Eye Disease?

2021-07-09T08:47:07+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|

Dry eye develops when a reduction in the quantity or quality of tears occurs, causing the tear film to become unstable and break up earlier than normal, leading to dry spots on the cornea. Dry eye can be treated with a variety of medications and procedures.

Prescription medications used to treat dry eyes include[1]:

– Drugs to reduce eyelid inflammation. […]

1 07, 2021

Tips for managing hay fever symptoms affecting the eyes

2023-02-14T16:43:40+00:00July 1st, 2021|News|

Hay fever affects one in five people at some stage of their life. It is a common allergic reaction caused by pollen. Symptoms of hay fever can include itchy, red or watery eyes, a runny nose, congested sinuses and sneezing.[1]

Pollen is fine powder released by plants during summer in order to pollinate. When pollen comes into contact with […]

14 06, 2021

iCare launch new Eidon Ultra-Widefield Module Lens

2021-06-14T12:04:28+01:00June 14th, 2021|News|

iCare’s new lens for the Eidon family fundus imaging devices gives an even wider view of the retina, with 200° now visible.


Finnish ophthalmological medical device manufacturer – iCare – have launched their newest accessory for their Eidon product range – the “Eidon Ultra-Widefield Lens”, which is available to order through Mainline Instruments.

iCare uses TrueColor confocal technology to give unsurpassed image […]

4 06, 2021

Optomed launch E-Safe disposable eye cups for hygienic retinal imaging

2023-02-14T17:04:58+00:00June 4th, 2021|News|

Optomed E-Safe is a single patient use disposable eye cup that can be used with Optomed Aurora and Smartscope cameras offering safe and hygienic retinal imaging for the patients.


Finnish medical technology company – Optomed – have launched their newest accessory for their handheld fundus cameras – the “E-Safe Disposable Eye Cup”, which will be available to order from Mainline Instruments […]

19 04, 2021

What do different industries use loupes for?

2023-02-14T14:24:50+00:00April 19th, 2021|News|

Loupes are portable optical magnification devices that are used to magnify small objects. They are available in different magnification strengths, colours and styles. They are commonplace in the ophthalmology industry when performing surgery and procedures on the eye but are also used for a variety of different reasons in different industries.

These optical magnification devices are used in industries such as […]

29 03, 2021

4 Ophthalmology podcasts you should be listening to

2023-02-14T16:43:02+00:00March 29th, 2021|News|

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite ophthalmologist podcasts to keep you up to date with industry news and the newest features in the eye care world. Even niche subjects such as optometry have hundreds of podcast offerings covering every aspect of the industry, from pathologies to devices. Below is our 4 recommended podcasts to improve your ophthalmologic knowledge.


  • Eye […]
29 03, 2021

5 visual impairment charities to support

2021-03-29T15:50:10+01:00March 29th, 2021|News|

There are many charities working hard to improve the lives of those with visual impairments by providing direct services, promoting awareness of specific conditions and facilitating research to find cures and developments.

Below is a list of 5 different charities you could consider supporting in the industry.


Guide Dogs for the blind offers guide […]