Comparison of treatment regimes for APROP

The authors evaluated the risk factors and treatment outcomes of various treatment options for APROP including intra-vitreal anti-VEGF injections, laser treatment and a combination of both. This was an observational study of all consecutive cases of untreated APROP from 2018-19...

Presentation profile for sports-related ocular injuries

This study sought to examine the initial presentation of sports-related ocular injury in youths presenting to a US tertiary eye centre. This was a retrospective study of cases with a one-year follow-up period. Over a five-year period of 2010-15, 3965...

Screening outcomes for Syrian refugee children

This study compared two commonly used photoscreeners in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to better understand what types of technology would function best in a low-resource setting. The children in this study were assessed with the PEEK acuity application...

Surgery technique for subluxation in Marfan syndrome

The authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of bimanual capsulorrhexis combined with sutureless scleral-fixated IOL implant in children with Marfan syndrome. Seven children (14 eyes) with subluxated lenses underwent bilateral surgery; four female, three male with mean age of 7.1...

DIGIROP efficacy for detecting treatment-requiring retinopathy of prematurity (TR-ROP)

This article examines the efficacy of using the DIGIROP online prediction model in estimating the risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requiring treatment in two Portuguese hospitals. Portuguese screening criteria for ROP mirrors that of the UK (<32 weeks gestation...

Divergence insufficiency esotropia is increasingly more common and new theory of aetiology

The authors present a retrospective case review of acquired esotropia. An internal database was reviewed for cases of esotropia and divergence insufficiency between 1978 and 2018 and seen by a single ophthalmologist. Patients with initial presentation of esotropia onset after...

Retrospective safety assessment of apraclonidine for diagnosis of Horner’s syndrome in children

Apraclonidine has been shown to reverse the anisocoria in Horner’s syndrome, with some reports of partial ptosis resolution. Side-effects of apraclonidine have been reported especially in children under six months old. The authors present a retrospective safety study of using...

ISBCS versus DSBCS

This is a retrospective study of 53 children who had immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) (37/53) or delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS) (16/53) at a tertiary referral paediatric hospital in Toronto, Canada. Clear visual axis was the measure...

Eyelid position assessment using mobile phone photography and simple measurement tool in children

Inspired by the difficulty to obtain the gold-standard measurement of eyelid position in children, the authors present a proof-of-concept study of a simple measurement tool paired with digital photography. Patients and their siblings between the ages of one-year to 21-years-old,...

Associations with ocular surface disease in high school children

The authors aimed to determine the prevalence of ocular surface symptoms in a high school population and to evaluate its association with contact lens wear and other factors. The study had a population of 3240 students. This was a cross-sectional...

Outcomes for congenital vs. developmental cataract surgery

This study retrospectively reviewed follow-up data (minimum one year) to evaluate ocular outcomes and the potential factors affecting visual acuity after foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in preschool childhood (up to six years) with bilateral cataract. The study included 43...

Prevalence and risk factors for ROP in Saudi Arabia

This study aimed to establish the prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among high-risk neonates in a tertiary centre, identify the most commonly associated risk factors and highlight the benefits of early treatment of type 2 ROP and ROP milder...