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1608, 2017

Dermatology skin blog: Screening for Skin Cancer

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Medical Dermatology, Skin cancers|Tags: , , |

Should you screen your skin for skin cancers caused by sun UV, such as malignant melanoma? In this blog post, I discuss how you can help detect small skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and early malignant melanoma.

1508, 2017

Go to the sun in the afternoon, what should you do to protect your skin?

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Medical Dermatology, Skin cancers|Tags: , , , |

In this second of two blog posts on the subject of protecting your skin from the sun in sunny climes, I share some tips on how to avoid damaging UV if you are on holiday in the Mediterranean or Southern Europe. UVA and UVB cause skin cancers and wrinkled, thin old looking skin. In this post, I recommend how you can both enjoy the sun and avoid too much sun exposure for your skin, in the afternoon, and enjoy cool, refreshing evenings.

1408, 2017

Go to the sun in the morning, what should you do to protect your skin?

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Medical Dermatology, Skin cancers|Tags: , , , |

Are you getting more sun than usual? In this timely blog post, I discuss how to protect your skin from too much sun, specifically in the morning. If you are on holiday in the Mediterranean or Southern Europe, or anywhere where there is a lot of sunshine and high temperatures, UV from the sunshine can cause serious skin cancers and thin, wrinkled skin. In this first of two posts, I suggest a daily pattern of living whilst on holiday which may suit some of you and protect you from excess sun.

1308, 2017

How do Medical Retinal Specialists manage a patient who might have a possible drug induced retinopathy?

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Disorders|Tags: , , |

Patients with suspected hydroxyquinone retinopathy should see their medical retinal specialist and not immediately stop taking the drug for their Lupus (SLE) or Rheumatoid (RA) until the risk has been established. Professor Michel Michaelides and Mr Jaheed Khan at Clinica London can advise as they are Medical Retinal Specialists. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has issued clear guidelines on when to screen and when to stop the drug, which we outline in this blog.

1208, 2017

Medical Retina Specialists: Screening role for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

By | August 12th, 2017|Categories: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Disorders|Tags: , , , |

Hydroxyquinone is used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, its use carries a risk of retinopathy. An ophthalmologist who specialises in medical retina is responsible for screening for retinopathy. In this blog, you can learn more about when an eye consultant will screen for possible retinopathy.

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