A review of patient education interventions within paediatric ophthalmology

This systematic review aimed to review published literature around the content, effectiveness and outcomes related to interventions educating patients within paediatric ophthalmology. A single database was searched from inception to June 2022. Interventions aimed at either the patient or carers...

Monocular eye closure following treatment of intermittent exotropia

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term status of monocular eye closure after surgical treatment of intermittent exotropia and to determine whether the status at short-term postoperative follow-up duration remains or can change after long-term...

Use of control scores for intermittent exotropia

This study surveyed paediatric ophthalmologists to determine their use of the Newcastle, PEDIG and LACTOSE control scores in the diagnosis and management of intermittent exotropia. The authors aimed to identify how frequently control scores are used clinically, the barriers to...

Combined in-office and home-based eccentric viewing training for central vision loss

This retrospective study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an eccentric viewing training (EVT) programme delivered in a real-world setting (home exercises) by combining a traditional EVT technique with biofeedback training using microperimetry. The authors investigated potential relationships between visual...

Dichoptic vs occlusion therapy outcomes for anisometropic amblyopia

The authors evaluated a binocular Tetris game for Android phones and compared its effectiveness, compliance and adverse events with part-time patching in children with anisometropic amblyopia. This was a prospective randomised study. Group 1 played the game for two hours...

Does the length of the school day have a role in age of myopia onset?

The authors prospectively collected the refractive data of myopic adults attending recruiting dispensing optician or ophthalmologist sites. Participants were recruited consecutively, giving verbal informed consent. Sites included a mix of urban and rural areas across eight sites. The following data...

BTA injection to treat convergence insufficiency

The outcomes of patients with convergence insufficiency (CI) treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTA) in one or both lateral rectus muscles are reported. This was a retrospective study of 23 patients; eight males, 15 female, mean age 59 years (range...

Outcomes of suture-less vs. sutured wound closure for paediatric cataract surgery

In this study the authors aimed to compare the incidence of postoperative complications between cases of suture-less and sutured wound closure in paediatric cataract surgery. This was a retrospective study of children aged <18 years and included 116 eyes of...

Psychological approach to treatment of accommodative / convergence anomalies

A case series is presented of affected children, young people and young adults with discussion of a psychological approach to aiding their accommodative problems. The psychological approach involved an information sheet provided at the end of assessment which included explanations...

Effectiveness of supramaximal horizontal surgery for third nerve palsy

The purpose of this study was to present the outcomes and progress of third nerve palsy cases after supra-maximal recession / resection. The aim is for an initial overcorrection of 15-25PD at day one. This was a retrospective study of...

Effective contrast ratio as a measure of binocular visual perception

The authors used a binocular phase combination paradigm to quantitatively evaluate and compare the binocular visual perception of normal individuals and patients with different types of strabismus to understand the binocular visual perception of patients with strabismus and evaluate whether...

Natural history of optic nerve head drusen in a paediatric population

A retrospective case notes review is presented focusing on children diagnosed with optic nerve head drusen over an eight-year period. Inclusion criteria included cases coded for optic nerve head drusen and / or pseudopapilledema. The aim of the study was...