Transcanalicular diode laser-assisted DCR: success rates and factors for success

This study aimed to evaluate the success rates of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL-DCR) during three years of follow-up and to find clinical factors that influence surgical outcomes. Major outcomes were defined as a patent neo-ostium tested by irrigation (anatomical...

One-week intubation in external dacryocystorhinostomy

Whether to routinely intubate or not in dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery has been a subject of controversy among lacrimal surgeons. Similarly, if intubated the timing of removal of stent is not standard. Here, the authors carried out a survey of their...

Sebaceous gland carcinoma

This is a review of 241 patients diagnosed with periocular sebaceous gland carcinoma which investigates whether age at presentation influences either the clinical presentation or the outcomes of treatment. Twelve percent of patients were classified as young (<40 years old),...

The willingness of patients to participate in an eye donation registry for research

This paper explores the willingness of ophthalmic patients to donate their eyes post-mortem for research purposes. A total of 300 German patients with a median age of 70 years (range 19-95) completed the standardised questionnaire; 45.3% were female and the...

Effect of postoperative swelling on lid surgery outcomes

This is a review of patients undergoing upper lid external levator resection ptosis surgery or blepharoplasty, to assess whether the degree of early postoperative swelling affects the final lid position. Twenty-five patients undergoing ptosis surgery and 29 upper lid blepharoplasty...

Orbital cavernous haemangiomas

This is a review of orbital cavernous haemangiomas (orbital cavernous venous malformations) managed over a 12-year period at a tertiary referral centre. Painless proptosis was the commonest presentation. One hundred and sixty-four patients (96 female and 68 male) underwent surgery...

Carcinoid tumours

This is a retrospective review of 28 patients with carcinoid tumours affecting the orbit. The mean age at presentation of the orbital involvement was 62 years, with a slight female preponderance, and 21% had carcinoid syndrome. Proptosis and diplopia were...

Accuracy of clinician vs. radiologic interpretation of the imaging of orbital lesions

This is a retrospective study of 242 patients who underwent surgical orbitomy at University of California Davis Health between 1 January 2000 and 20 May 2019. The preoperative imaging with radiologist’s interpretation, clinical assessment with clinician’s interpretation of imaging, and...

5-FU in cicatricial conjunctivitis

This is a retrospective review of 56 patients with cicatricial conjunctivitis, including 25 eyes that received sub-conjunctival injections of 25-50mg of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as part of their treatment. Thirty-seven patients had ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) and 19 had Stevens-Johnson syndrome...

Inverted papilloma

This is a retrospective review of 22 patients with inverted papilloma, including nine cases confined to the nasolacrimal system and 13 involving into the orbit. This is a rare disease and the report is the largest published series of periocular...

Quality of life after oculoplastic surgery

This is a literature review of published quality of life surveys in patients who have undergone a variety of oculoplastic procedures. The authors emphasise the importance of patient reported outcomes, noting that clinician and patient perceptions may differ, and that...

Topical steroids and ptosis surgery

This is a retrospective review examining the effect of prior topical steroid use on patients undergoing ptosis surgery. Out of a total of 406 eyelids undergoing ptosis repairs, 44 had received topical steroids for an average of 3.7 years prior...