Microvascular disease in Alport syndrome

The authors present the findings of a retrospective case-control observational study on increased microvascular disease in individuals with Alport syndrome recruited over a 21-year period. They recruited 28 males and 28 females with X-linked Alport syndrome (XLAS) and eight men...

Congenital aniridia with or without retinal detachment

The authors present the clinical and molecular genetic evaluations performed on a large Iranian pedigree with 26 aniridia affected patients in four generations and some with retinal detachment. Members of the family affected with aniridia were invited to participate after...

Paediatric enucleation in a tertiary eye centre in North China, 2001-2015

The authors review the demography and aetiology of paediatric enucleation over a 15-year period. A total of 9307 paediatric ophthalmic inpatients ranging from 0 to 14 years who underwent surgery at Shandong Eye Institute over the past 15 years were...

OCT measurements of eye muscles for Grave’s disease

The purpose of this study was to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess horizontal rectus muscle thickening in patients with active and inactive Grave’s ophthalmopathy (GO) compared to healthy controls. This was a cross section observation study of rights...

Congenital monocular strabismus fixus

The authors describe three cases of congenital monocular strabismus fixus with limited ocular motility in all directions. These were three boys aged two, two and 10 years. The right eye was affected in all with primary deviation angles of 30PD...

Surgical treatment for monocular elevation deficit

Type 1 monocular elevation deficiency is a restrictive form identified by positive results on forced duction testing in elevation, normal elevation forced generation test, elevation of saccadic velocity and absence of poor Bell’s phenomenon. The authors aimed to evaluate the...

Timed resolution of subperiosteal empyema

The purpose of this study was to examine the quantitative changes in subperiosteal empyema (SE) size over time and the time to complete radiographic resolution of this. This was a retrospective case review of 15 cases with orbital cellulitis and...

Smartphone use in screening

This prospective study aimed to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of patients referred to a pediatric ophthalmic practice in Alaska. Young children were photoscreened with Gobiquity app on a Nokia model 1020 smartphone; 217 children were referred. Time from...

Biometry measure after cycloplegia

The authors investigated optical biometry in an Indian paediatric population on normal and cataract paediatric eyes and studied the effect of cycloplegia on different parameters measured in these eyes. This was a prospective study of 76 eyes aged five to...

Surgery for myopic esotropia

The authors report a modified Jenson procedure for the treatment of high axial myopic esotropia. Their study includes 15 eyes of 13 patients with a mean age of 50±10.4 years. Mean spherical refraction was -22.53±6.06 dioptres. Mean axial length was...

Delayed EPBRT efficacy in retinoblastoma

This is a retrospective medical records review of 50 patients (54 eyes) with retinoblastoma (RB), who received I-125 episcleral plaque brachytherapy (EPBRT) prior to (primary) or following chemoreduction (delayed) alone and in combination with non-irradiative focal therapy. Fifty-six plaques were...

Infantile exotropia and developmental delay

This is a retrospective review of infants requiring surgery for infantile exotropia before the age of one year to report the surgical outcomes and frequency of associated developmental problems. The study reviewed 26 patients first assessed at two to 10...