Emergency eye care in the UK: the way forward?

In this paper the authors highlight issues pertaining to the growing number of patients presenting to the emergency eye services in the UK. Data collection involved literature review, telephone surveys and email correspondence (n=142). Ninety-one lead clinicians responded and a...

Adjuvant oral voriconazole or oral ketoconazole for fungal keratitis

This randomised double-blinded trial examined clinical outcomes of 50 patients with severe fungal keratitis treated with either adjuvant oral voriconazole or oral ketoconazole. Inclusion criteria were culture or smear proven fungal ulcers >5mm in maximum diameter, involving >4mm of the...

Air or SF6 in DMEK

This retrospective study compared descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) outcomes in 136 consecutive eyes of 68 patients. All patients underwent DMEK for Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy, where consecutive eyes received 100% air bubble during first eye surgery and 20% sulphur hexafluoride...

Platelet-rich fibrin for conjunctivoplasty after pterygium excision

The authors report a prospective, comparative, non-randomized clinical trial of 35 pterygium patients with unilateral nasal primary pterygium infiltrating the cornea 2-5mm in size, who underwent pterygium excision between June 2013 and September 2014. Thirty-five eyes of 35 patients with...

Long-term outcome of ALPI for plateau iris syndrome

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of plateau iris syndrome (PIS) patients treated with argon laser peripheral iridoplasty (ALPI) following YAG laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). Typical ALPI settings were a spot size of 200 to...

Long-term specular microscopy following Nd: YAG iridotomy in chronic POAG

The aim of this study was to evaluate specular microscopy of chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG) eyes at least one year after Nd:YAG iridotomy, and compare them with CPACG eyes without an iridotomy and age-matched, normal eyes. Nd:YAG laser causes...

Ologen Collagen Matrix to treat ocular hypotony after filtration glaucoma surgery

The authors report a retrospective, observational case series of a Japanese cohort. 12 consecutive implantations of ologen in nine eyes of nine subjects (five men, four women; mean age ±SD, 72.1±12.7 years) who underwent subconjunctival implantation of the device to...

Statins inhibit TGFβ2 mediated fibrotic response in astrocytes

Glaucoma is a common condition where increased ocular pressure can lead to death of retinal ganglion cells due to impaired drainage of fluid from the eye. One mechanism involved in glaucoma is remodelling of the extracellular matrix at the lamina...