Survey of parental experience of contact lens support

In this study, the service under evaluation is for paediatric aphakia patients. Soft contact lenses (CLs) are inserted at the time of surgery and remain in-situ for the immediate postoperative period. The aim is for families to undertake daily CLs...

Quantifying ductions and fields of BSV

The authors aimed to evaluate current clinical practice of quantifying ductions and fields of binocular single vision (BSV) in the UK and Ireland. An online questionnaire was used and was circulated via the British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) member...

Evaluation of a service providing sight impairment registration for stroke survivors

This service evaluation study of a hospital single centre stroke service was undertaken to determine reasons for declining sight registration, whether patients feel supported without registration and determine changes needed to improve registration processes. A review of existent data was...

Care pathway for isolated orbital blowout fractures

The authors conducted a literature review to inform the development of a care pathway for the assessment and management of adult fractures, specifically isolated fractures not combined with facial or systemic injury. Assessments included a core of Hess chart, field...

Effect of alcohol dependency on visual function

The purpose of this study was to evaluate visual function, attention and psychological profiles in consumer and abstainer alcohol dependency syndrome (ADS) patients in a Portuguese population. The study was a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study over a one-year...

Outcomes after surgery for INS

The purpose of this study was to detail clinical and electrophysical outcomes after extraocular muscle surgery in adults with infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS). This was a single centre prospective case series of 81 patients aged 18-72 years (mean 36); 63%...

Management and outcomes of congenital fibrovascular pupillary membranes (CFPM)

Congenital fibrovascular pupillary membranes (CFPM) is defined as a white fibrous membrane across the pupil which may be an ectopic iris tissue arising from the aberrant migration of neural crest cells or a variant of persistent fetal vasculature. The authors...

Objective vs. subjective torsion measures

This study aimed to explore the relationship between subjective and objective torsion in normal individuals with no manifest strabismus. The study included 118 eyes of 59 normal people aged >15 years using Heidelberg OCT and the Torsionometer. There were 27...

Needling procedure for failed bleb

The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of needling with 5-FU after failed filtering procedures in the paediatric population. This was a retrospective review of 324 filtration surgeries in 265 children with 55 eyes (16.9%) undergoing needling...

IOL power calculation accuracy in childhood cataract surgery

Refractive outcomes in eyes after vitrectomy vary as the timing of cataract surgery may influence the outcome when done as staged surgery after vitreoretinal (VR) surgery or at the same time as VR surgery. The authors aimed to determine the...

Visual acuity conversion to digital acuity

The author proposes a basic set of evidence-based digital acuities for alpha vision to facilitate formatting of visual acuity data uniformly. This work was informed by a review of the literature. A full table provides US and international classification of...

Clinical outcomes of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

The aim of this study was to report the authors’ experience with endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (ED) in a paediatric population and to evaluate the effect of surgical site reassessment on anatomy and clinical outcomes. The study included 47 children <18 years...