Orbital Schwannomas

This is a large case series of orbital Schwannomas managed at a single centre over a 26-year period. Twenty Schwannomas are reported, all but one of which was managed surgically. The tumours were all benign, had an insidious onset and...

Oculofacial plastic surgery – is antibiotic prophylaxis required?

This is a randomised, controlled, unmasked clinical trial evaluating whether topical antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the rate of infection after oculofacial plastic surgery compared to a non-antibiotic ointment. A total of 401 participants over the age of 18 were recruited, with...

Retroauricular myoperiosteal auto graft for orbital implant exposure

In this retrospective, observational study authors reviewed 27 eyes of 27 anophthalmic patients with implant exposure who had received a retroauricular myoperiosteal graft. Their main outcome measure was long-term coverage of implant and the secondary outcome was rate of post-surgical...

Orbital manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangitis

This a retrospective, observational study where authors looked at the ophthalmological examination, biopsy, antibodies and CT scan results of all patients diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangitis (GPA) from January 2007-January 2019. Out of 101 patients with diagnosis of GPA, 15...

Aspirin and upper lid surgery

This is a double-blind randomised controlled trial of preoperative aspirin versus placebo in patients undergoing upper lid blepharoplasty or ptosis surgery. All enrolled patients were already taking aspirin and no other anti-platelet or anticoagulant drugs. All patients either had no...

Orbital sphenoid sinus trauma: a rare trauma case

With a high complication and mortality rate, intra-sphenoidal and transorbital trauma poses a high complication rate and remains challenging to manage. Numerous key structures run nearby such as: the optic nerve, internal carotid arteries and ophthalmic arteries. The authors present...

Globe subluxation subsequent to long-term steroids

Globe subluxation, when the globe equator projects anterior to the orbital rim, is a serious orbital condition commonly associated with thyroid eye disease, floppy eye syndrome or a shallow orbit. The authors present a first case of a spontaneous globe...

Dacryoendoscopy in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction

This retrospective study demonstrates the role of dacryoendoscopy to identify causes of failed lacrimal probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO). Dacryoendoscopy was carried out in 13 children with refractory CNLDO. The lacrimal pathway was examined from puncta to the...

Support for patients with nystagmus

This is a qualitative study in patients with nystagmus identified through regional clinics, charity events and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Two hundred and fifty-one participants were identified, with 184 respondents included in the study. Fifty-six percent...

Ptosis procedure compared to upper blepharoplasty on dry eye syndrome

In this prospective, comparative case series, the authors compare the effect of combined blepharoplasty and Muller muscle conjunctival resection (MMCR) to an upper blepharoplasty in dry eye syndrome. The study was approved by the local institutional review board and participants...

Diagnosis and management of solitary fibrous tumour

This is a retrospective review of 21 patients diagnosed with solitary fibrous tumour of the orbit between 1996 and 2018 at a single centre. The authors reviewed the clinical presentation, management and course of the disease and reanalysed the histopathology...

Less extrusion of StopLoss Jones tubes

This is a retrospective comparison of the survival of StopLoss Jones tubes with conventional Lester Jones tubes. Between 2014 and 2016, 31 StopLoss and 59 Lester Jones tubes were inserted. The authors compared the extrusion and sinking-in rates between the...